Mirko "CroCop" Filipovi? has lost 3 of his 5 ufc fights. Because of this, his popularity as a legend has started to decline. Most people think he should retire and he can't beat Big Ben. Even though performances of late have been less that stellar, he tells Michael David Smith not to under estimate him on February 21st:
"Ben Rothwell is a big guy, much bigger and taller than I am. He is very tough as well... He is very good with ground and pound, but I am not worried about this. I am ready if it goes to the ground. But I do not think it will go to the ground. I think this will be a stand-up battle, the Fight of the Night... I don't think anyone in the division should be underestimating me... I have not had the results in my last fights, but I am still the man who won titles, won in PRIDE, and did what I did. It isn't clever business to underestimate me."
Best of wishes to Mirko "CroCop" Filipovi?. Hopefully he can gain back some of his PRIDE from fans and beat Ben "North Star" Rothwell at UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez in Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia. Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva will be fighting Michael "The Count" Bisping on this card. Even though Silva was suppose to face Yoshihiro "Sexyama" Akiyama, rumors has it that Sexyama will be fighting the winner of this bout.