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Mirko Filipovic's press conference

Mirko had a press conference about his upcoming fight against Ray Sefo I translated the article to english so forgive me if I made mistakes



First He talked about his condition an surgery he had lately


"I am exactly seven days away from top condition. My ligaments are atatched to my bone with a screw. For a month and a half all I could do is ride a bicycle, now everything is in it's place. That injury came as a result of a 20 year long professional career. I used last two months to regenerate myself. I didn't use any of nutrition suplemenst. I wanted to clean up. Without top nutrition there can't be top sport resuls, but that takes toll on your body."


On a question is he nervous about fighting in front of his home crowd, he answered


"I have far too much experience to be nervous. It is much easier for me to perform in Zagreb, because traveling and hotel food were killing me in UFC. It's going to be a spectacle. I am glad I am coming back to the sport I came from. I said it before that it is the most atractive sport because there is no calculations, it is more dynamic and atractive, and every stryke can be enough to turn a fight in different way. In K1 there is more dynamics, it is more atractive, there is no clinch, no wrestling on the ground and no pushing on the wire.

I am glad Sefo accepted. This is not a fight where you can predict your opponent. Sefo is great striker, he has a bomb in his fist and excellent kicks. It is more honest to fight Sefo even if I lose. It is better for a fight to be a spectacle and I leave the arena on a stretcher, than to win against some nobody."


He also talked about his plans for the future and possible return to K1


"I didn't start negotiations with K1. There is too big risk of an injury and we are going step by step. I have great desire to enter a K1 qualifier this year, if there will be one. It is a great wish of mine and I will try to make it come true."


Comfirmed fights for this event are:

Mirko „Cro Cop" - Ray Sefo
Igor Jurković - Freddy Kemayo
Daniel Ghita - Sergei Lischenko
Mladen Brestovac - Mourad Bouzidi
Dževad Poturak - Ismael Lundt
Mladen Kujundžić - Marin Došen
Agron Preteni - Guy Pacome Assi
Stefan Jelić - Michael Duut
Sahak Parparyan - TBA
Ivan Posavec - Miran Fabjan




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D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2012-01-25 at: 01:25
Thanks stark.

So this is not his goodbye fight ...
stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2012-01-25 at: 02:50
@D-rop It seems so
By the way I heard that Sefo is out and Karaev is replacing him

You're welcome
torazulu (580 posts)
Posted: 2012-01-25 at: 06:04
Karaev!!!Too good to be true...
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2012-01-25 at: 06:28
Yeah, I haven't heard or seen anything from Karaev for a looong time. It would be good to see him back in the ring again ...

Although Sefo would be a good opponent.
(539 posts)
Posted: 2012-01-25 at: 06:43
Cro Cop always said he would return to kickboxing when he was finished with MMA, so it is not that surprising that he may want more fights in stand up. I only wish he could have done it a little earlier. I would have been more excited in 2008-2009 than now. But still, he is coming back to his roots, and he could still do great against some good fighters, but maybe not the very best anymore...
szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2012-01-25 at: 08:15
great fights hope to see this event !!!! WOW it would be great if Karaev would replace Sefo i do miss Ruslan from the ring!!!!!!!
... (736 posts)
Posted: 2012-01-28 at: 04:30
nice, karaev is a mutch better match up for crocop,

sefo is done after the peter aerts fight, where peter totaly destroyed him like if he was a 4 year old child.

Ruslan is not to old and i hope he is in good shape, than maybe he will survive the first round. crocop will ko them both who ever he fights.
crocop's standing game was good agaisnt brendan schaub, he got cought, but he also had to take care of takedown defence, now he does'nt. so im curious how he will preform in pure stand up these days. i think he will suprise a lot of people.
stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2012-01-28 at: 09:32
It's not official that Karaev is replacing Sefo. It's just a roumor
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