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Former UFC & PRIDE Vet Mirko Cro Cop Retires After Suffering A Stroke

Mirko Cro Cop says he has decided to retire after suffering a stroke. Cro Cop was recently seen in action against Roy Nelson at Bellator 216. Cro Cop defeated Nelson in their rematch via unanimous decision. While Cro Cop extended his winning streak to 10, he is walking away from...

Scott Coker Discusses Possibility Of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko Cro Cop In Bellator

Bellator president Scott Coker isn't ruling out the possibility of booking Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko Cro Cop II. This past Saturday night (Feb. 16), Cro Cop avenged a 2011 loss to Roy Nelson in their second encounter at Bellator 216. Cro Cop won the bout via unanimous decision. Cro Cop...

Highlights: Mirko Cro Cop Edges Out Roy Nelson At Bellator 216

In the co-main event of tonight's (Sat. February 17, 2019) Bellator 216 event, mixed martial arts (MMA) heavyweight legends Mirko Cro Cop and Roy Nelson went to war. Cro Cop and Nelson shared the cage for three rounds of fighting. It was a rematch from their initial fight back...

Mirko Cro Cop Dismisses Steroid Accusations Ahead Of Bellator 216

Mirko Cro Cop isn't backing down from those accusing him of taking steroids before Bellator 216. Cro Cop is set to take on Roy Nelson in a rematch from their Oct. 2011 clash under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner. Nelson won that bout via third-round TKO. The two were...

Report: Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop 2 Booked For Bellator 217

Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop II will reportedly be taking place next year. ESPN is reporting that a rematch between Nelson and Cro Cop will be taking place on Feb. 16 at Bellator 217. This is the same card that will be headlined by a Bellator Welterweight World Grand...

Rizin 13 Results: Tenshin Nasukawa & Mirko Cro Cop Earn Wins

The Rizin 13 results are in and Tenshin Nasukawa's stock has grown even higher. Earlier today (Sept. 30), Rizin 13 was held inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The show paid tribute to the late mixed martial arts legend Kid Yamamoto. This card certainly wasn't short on big names...

Roy Nelson Officially Pulled From Bellator 200 Card

Hard-hitting heavyweight star Roy Nelson is officially off the Bellator 200 card. Nelson was slated to fight Mirko Cro Cop in an alternate bout for the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix at the upcoming Bellator 200 event. However, the MMA Legend suffered a knee injury and had to be pulled...

Mirko Cro Cop Out of Bellator 200 Due to an Injury

Mirko Cro Cop will not be competing at Bellator 200. This Friday night (May 25), Bellator 200 takes place inside the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England. The main event was supposed to be a Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix alternate battle between Cro Cop and Roy Nelson. That isn't going...

Mirko Cro Cop Isn’t Banking on Fedor Emelianenko Rematch

Mirko Cro Cop doesn't believe he'll go one-on-one with Fedor Emelianenko again. Cro Cop will be making his Bellator debut on May 25. In the main event of Bellator 200, Cro Cop will meet Roy Nelson in a rematch. The bout is to determine who gets a spot as an...

Scott Coker Talks Signing Mirko Cro Cop Despite USADA Status

Mirko Cro Cop hasn't served his U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension, but that didn't stop Bellator from signing him. Cro Cop will take on Roy Nelson in a rematch on May 25 at Bellator 200. The news caused some confusion, as Cro Cop retired following a two-year suspension from USADA...

Roy Nelson Surprised by Mirko Cro Cop Rematch at Bellator 200

Roy Nelson wasn't expecting to be booked in a rematch with Mirko Cro Cop. Back in Oct. 2011, Nelson took on Cro Cop under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner. "Big Country" won the fight via third-round TKO. Nearly seven years later, the two will meet once again. On May 25,...

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson Official For Bellator 200

Mirko Cro Cop has arrived under the Bellator banner. It seems every time retirement crosses Cro Cop's mind, the fight game keeps pulling him back in. After having a resurgence under the Rizin promotion in Japan, Cro Cop insisted that he was hanging up his gloves. That didn't last, as...
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Mirko Cro Cop to Face Rizin Heavyweight Tournament Winner in Final Bout

Mirko Cro Cop has announced that the final fight of his illustrious career will come in 2018 against the winner of the Rizin Heavyweight tournament The Croat spoke to Ariel Helwani on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour that he will face Tsuyoshi Kohsaka on Rizin’s Dec. 30 event in Saitama, Japan. Cro Cop's plan...
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Mirko Cro Cop to Return at Rizin FF 9 This December

Like some of the boxing greats of the past, Mirko Cro Cop just can't stay away. The veteran fighter and kickboxer is returning to action this December at Rizin FF 9: World Grand Prix Final Round to take on Tsuyoshi Kohsaka in a heavyweight contest. Cro Cop vs. Kohsaka will...

Mirko Cro Cop to Retire, Could Have ‘Farewell’ Fight

Mirko Cro Cop and MMA are no more, yet there may be one last fight in the old dog yet (should fortune permit). The Croatian legend confirmed to Ariel Helwani that age and injury were the reasons behind his decision to retire. The Rizin Openweight Grand Prix champion beat all before him to earn...