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Poor attitude may have 'Cro Cop' fighting to stay in the UFC


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Some fans thought it was matter of when, not if Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic would grab the UFC heavyweight title. A huge star with PRIDE in Japan from 2000-2006, Cro Cop has gone just 2-3 in the UFC and now because of his surly attitude he may be headed for the unemployment line.

The Croatian was considered the No. 2 heavyweight in the world when he joined the UFC at the start of 2007. He went just 1-2 in his first three fights, including a loss to Cheick Kongo, who's having trouble beating any quality heavyweight in the UFC right now. After some injuries and a three fights in Japan, Cro Cop returned in 2009 with what he said was a new attitude and plenty of motivation to repair his reputation in the UFC.

The second go round hasn't been too hot either. Cro Cop beat Mostapha Al-Turk at UFC 99 and then right after the fight word leaked that he had signed to return to Japan, a move that infuriated UFC president Dana White, who said he got "[expletive]" by Filipovic. Once cooler heads prevailed, Cro Cop returned again at UFC 103 and lost via third round stoppage to rising heavyweight star Junior Dos Santos.

Cro Cop is back on the docket tonight at UFC 110 against fill-in Anthony Perosh. Some may think that he caught a break by avoiding Ben Rothwell, who dropped off the card due to illness, and getting to face a blown up light heavyweight in Perosh. That may not be correct. In some ways, Cro Cop is now in a must-win situation. During an interview from Sydney, Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole indicated UFC management isn't thrilled with the promotional cooperation they've been getting from Cro Cop.

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I can imagine Joe Rogan shouting "Hes back" after a sloppy win over Perosh.


haha i bet he will too


anyone notice how messed up joe rogan has got since 5 years ago, i mean it looks like he really needs to go to the toilet or something, always looks tense and mad. steroids? haha even my old man saw him and said he looked strange (since fear factor days)

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