Prime Cro cop vs Stipe Miocic

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by mirkofilipovic, Aug 21, 2019.



Who wins?

This poll will close on Mar 21, 2020 at 7:04 AM.
  1. Cro Cop

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  2. The other Croatian

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    42.9%
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  1. Spud Head

    Spud Head Member booted Full Member

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    Could see both winning, 50/50
     
  2. DONT B SCARED

    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    Would be a great fight that I don't see going the distance,when I first saw Stipe I never thought that he would end up being as good as he has proven to be but i'm biased as Cro Cop was 1 of my original favourite fighters and I feel that prime Mirko is a different animal to almost everybody Stipe has fought and I favour him to win via mid-late KO.
    If they fought a few times I can see results going both ways especially with both not having great chins although most of Cro Cops KO losses came when he was past his best.
     
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  3. Dario Argento

    Dario Argento The exotic Waitress Full Member

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    I too can go both ways.
     
  4. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Filipovic was absolutely devastating in his K-1 and Pride days, ridiculously fast, accurate and powerful, the likes of which we've never seen in MMA before or since. Stipe is a very average striker in comparison, slow, sloppy hands, virtually zero kicks; he just doesn't impress in any way at the top level of strikers. Which isn't to say he sucks, but I can't see him beating CroCop at his own game at any stage of his career.

     
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  5. 3rdegree

    3rdegree Active Member Full Member

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    Impressive highlight reel. He was as fierce as he was fast and powerful.
     
  6. Scrap_Iron_Johnson

    Scrap_Iron_Johnson New Member Full Member

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    Cro cop was a devastating striker, with a ramrod of a cross and probably the most devastating roundhouse kicks ever seen in mma.
    I favor Prime Cro cop 9 times out of 10
     
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  7. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

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    His tree trunk legs generated most of the power.
     
  8. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    A lot of people say Mirko was past it when he came into the UFC, but just a year before he had dominated and KTFO'd Wanderlei. That performance is often brought up as a sign of his greatness.
     
  9. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

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    Mirko was at the end of his prime when he transferred over, that plus injuries and years of wear and tear cut him really short of his years. He was an amateur boxer, world class kickboxer and MMA fighter, that is a lot of damage to the body. He wasnt exactly at his best when he beat Wandi either.
     
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  10. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Member Full Member

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    Jeez, looking back Stipe couldn't even contend with Cro Cops striking, I feel bad for not remembering how good he was. Stipe doesn't see the end bell imo.."Right kick hospital, left kick cemetery " lol
     
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  11. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    Still too big of a drop off from Pride to UFC. I don't buy that he was instantly shot after Pride. Especially since his body was more rested at the UFC since he wasn't kickboxing. He even lost to Schaub in the UFC. Then he went back to kickboxing and did well enough there as well as in MMA after UFC. Although he didn't fight the best of competition in MMA after UFC.
     
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  12. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

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    He was already leaving Pride FC not in his prime. The injuries plus the Gonzaga crippling leg kick sealed the deal. MMA is tougher than kickboxing, how was his body rested?
     
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  13. Somali Sanil

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    Pride is where Cro Cop was prime, he had wars there, he lost to much lesser fighters after that because of it..Schaub gets unmercifully hurt by Pride Mirko, Gonzaga too
     
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  14. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    I meant he wasn't doing both at the time.