The mandatory Mirko CroCop post-fight excuse

Here’s a video of Mirko Crocop after his loss to Cheik Kongo. In case you don’t understand Croatian, here’s the translation thanks to his official forum Nokaut. Although the video is still worth watching to see the sadness and pain on Crocop’s face.

“What can I say, I’m very disappointed. I broke a rib already in the first round, so I was breathing heavily, I also got two knees in the groin, which hurt my stamina. I feel bad, I fought bad, maybe I’m getting older,” he tried to make a joke. “My rib hurts, don’t be mad, we’re gonna continue. I just want to go home right now and take a rest. We’ll see. Thanks to everyone who came to London to support me, thanks!”

**UPDATE** Just to clarify, the title of this post is kinda a joke … we do that from time to time around here. Honestly, a broken rib in the first and four cock-shots are enough to take the wind out of even the most determined eastern european fighter’s sails. So while I’m not gonna defend the loss, this fact does explain some things.

  • johnny

    why is he wearing those glasses that elderly people wear when they are driving?

  • Jonathan

    I wouldn’t call that an excuse…more like he said he got beat and got hit with two low knees..which he did. I am sure he may have broken a rib…who knows. Maybe Kongo’s striking was better than it appears.

  • Jonathan

    Johnny-
    Because he is too embarrassed to show his face.

  • johnny

    what i forgot to add in my last comment was that I’m already seething (and yes, even with a face full of Botox I can still seeth) at how this loss will be more fodder for the UFC nutthuggers/ICP fans to totally shit on the legacy of PRIDE. For those fans to say anthing derogatory towards PRIDE is like shit telling perfume that it stinks.

  • Matt

    I find it very depressing. Maybe a move to 205lbs is in order where he can stalk guys again.

  • http://tanglebones.com/ Jemaleddin

    Mirko only seems to perform when he can keep things going according to his own plan – wait, make that only plan. Whereas Rampage or GSP come to each fight with a complete plan of attack tailored to their opponent, AND show the ability to change up their plans if things don’t work out, Mirko just keeps stalking and striking, and the minute things don’t go to plan he shuts down and gets whupped.

    Besides which, he really seems like he wants to go back to the special forces. I just don’t think his heart is in fighting anymore.

  • intenso

    Gonzaga’s kick knocked all the desire out of him. One of the most uninspired performances ever.

  • hankd

    Well, he wasn’t bad in the 1st rd…if he did have a broken rib, rds 2 and 3 make sense. You just can’t do anything with a broken rib.

    Regardless, Kongo worked him pretty bad…but was lucky to not be docked a point for the back to back to back nutshots…

  • Mr. Theplague

    He’s like Tito’s age. He needs to shut the fuck up with the self-effecing shit and come out like a mental patient in his next fight.

  • Mr. Theplague

    Oh, one more thing- Kongo needs to learn to goddamn kick. HE kept, like, toeing CC in the abdomen (like in above pic) rather than whacking him with his shin.

  • http://www.freeones.com Lampley beats his wife

    Cro Cop looked great in the 1st round. I was dumbfounded by the way he fought in the 2nd and third; it was a like a totally diff/ fighter. If he hadn’t have broken his ribs Mark would have knocked Kongo out in the second round, easy.

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