Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by GlobeGuy, Feb 1, 2009.
lost to Kongo, went to Japan, fought a random Japanese guy and won, fought A. Overeem and got kneed in the balls a lot
O damn, a lot has happened. I just started following MMA again.
Almost 60 pro fights in 13 years, Gonzaga was his third major concussion loss, bad knees, signing his life away to Dana (i think its very hard for a man like crocop to work for a man like dana), and his heart was always a bit questionable. I think the 2006 GP was high highlight, and he had achieved most of what he wanted to by that time. I would like to see him retire soon and not get another KO loss.
Oh I thought you meant what happened to him as in why did he lose those matches.
when he went down on his own leg i almost cried.. brutal.
just start following the internet too?
He's retiring this year.
I mean age + injuries + all the damage he has taken as a fighter it all just caught up to him. Cro Cop was a monster in both K1 and MMA but he just got old. Every one has a shelf life and he just exceeded his. Its not because hes a shitty fighter he just reached his physical limit.
got kneed in the junk by overeen in dream 6
peoiple forget he starting fighting in K1 when he was in his early 20's. He's fought a ton and has been in there with the best of them. His body is done.
Sucks cause CC in his prime was a beautiful thing.
I think people realized that to beat him you must push the pace and not let him setup his left high kick.
your absolutely right he has just been through to many wars. In his K1 career he had some brutal fights. All of that catches up with you and sparring sessions in the gym wear your clock down as well. Hes still a great fighter but he just doesnt have the stamina or dexterity he had in his youth. I beleive Cro Cop could have 5 - 6 more good fights left in him but the main problem he is having is that he is still trying to train as if he was still in his 20s.
I really think that the problem he is having is that he is overtraining and his body cant keep up. I know coture was having the same problem before he retired. If Cro cop would schedule his training camps differently to accomodate fatigue and added in a longer recovery phase I beleive he could do a lot better then he is doing now. As well as get all those old injuries taken care of.
yeah it all caught up to him. I think Cro cop was at his best with the GP he won and his fight with Fedor. To this day I think that the Fedor vs Cro Cop fight was the best fight in MMA history. They were both at the top of their games dishing it out with each other. Cro cop will always be up there as my fav fighter tied with Fedor.
he went to DREAM, beat a Japanese dude, then got a NC to A. Overeem, then chopped HMC leg out from him on NYE, he's getting surgery or something on his knees but wants his last Pro MMA fight to be in the UFC
that never used to work. the CC bicycle was a thing of beauty.