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Mirko invites Overeem to his battle basement

There’s been a bit of confusion regarding what’s going on with Mirko Crocop and Alistair Overeem on New Year’s Eve. Overeem is doing everything short of killing Mirko’s family members in an attempt to draw the Croation into the ring with him. Mirko on the other hand has made various waffling statements on the subject, and now it looks like he will fight on New Years Eve, but not against Overeem.

This has obviously pissed off Overeem, who sees Crocop as ripe pickings and a ride to the top of the Japanese heavyweight scene (whatever that’s worth nowadays). He spent the past week calling Mirko chicken, coward, craven, wimp, yellow belly, and whatever other mean words he could find in his thesaurus. This has resulted Mirko releasing the following statement:

“I don’t want the public to think that I’m afraid of him, if Overeem doesn’t want to wait for New year’s eve or some other date next year to fight me. If he doesn’t believe I don’t get to choose my opponent and that maybe Dream doesn’t want us to fight on New year then he can come to Zagreb next weekend and we can fight in my cage with neutral referees.”

“We’ll set up accommodation for him and his team and Nova TV can set up a live coverage of the fight which could be seen on the internet around the globe.”

“Should he not show up I urge him to stop calling me out until the rematch happens. He has an opportunity stand behind his words. We’ll fight for honor.”

The chances of this happening are obviously slim, but we can hope, can’t we? The situation between Alistair and Mirko has hit a boiling point where it is conceivable for Overeem to accept, just to try and call Crocop’s bluff. Who knows what happens after that, but it’d be entertaining however it went down.

As usual with goodies translated from Croatia, this story is provided to us in English care of Robert from Free Fight Videos. The full story is after the jump.

Cro Cop Want to Fight Overeem…In His Basement

Mirko Filipovic’s patience has run out. We can’t remember the last time Mirko called us to make a statement. But apparently Overeem’s last comments were the final straw.

“I don’t like the war of words but Alistair has called me out so many times, which by the way the internet media havs gladly reported about, that I fell my silence would just confirm his acquisitions.”

The Croatian fighter decided to issue a challenge to Overeem. He’s challenging him to a fight in his home basement in Zagreb.

“I don’t want the public to think that I’m afraid of him, if Overeem doesn’t want to wait for New year’s eve or some other date next year to fight me. If he doesn’t believe I don’t get to choose my opponent and that maybe Dream doesn’t want us to fight on New year then he can come to Zagreb next weekend and we can fight in my cage with neutral referees.”

We’ll set up accommodation for him and his team and Nova TV can set up a live coverage of the fight which could be seen on the internet around the globe.”

” Should he not show up I urge him to stop calling me out until the rematch happens. He has an opportunity stand behind his words. We’ll fight for honor.”

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