Quick Quote: Frank Mir thinks Mirko Cro Cop can still "kick your head into the bleachers"Posted on September 18, 2010, 10:26 AM by Anton Gurevich
"Actually I am really excited about this one. I really look at it as another opportunity to fight a former PRIDE winner, he won their Absolute tournament in ’06, he was one of their top guys ... I think a lot of guys would actually rather to avoid CroCop at this point in his career, I think he doesn’t have the same notoriety that he had before. You hear people saying he doesn’t have what he used to have or he is slower now, he doesn’t have what he used to have in aggression and tenacity. But the bottom line is if you make a mistake he can still kick your head into the bleachers." - Fighters Only
Unlike some of Frank Mir's recent fights, it looks like there's a lot of respect between the two MMA veterans. Mirko Cro Cop and Frank Mir will square off against each other at the main event of UFC 119 in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 25th. Cro Cop was recently involved in a false rumor, suggesting that the Croat pulled out of the fight due to a severe eye injury. However, the rumors were quickly dispelled by UFC President Dana White, Pat Barry and Mirko Cro Cop himself, who stated: "I got hit in the eye, but nothing scary. This isn't the first nor the last punch like that. It won't stop me from traveling to fight, and to fight next Saturday against Frank Mir."