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Untrue Mirko thing is totally true

There’s been a bit of controversy surrounding this weekend’s Mir vs Crocop fight at UFC 119. Late last week, in-the-know Croatian website reported that Mirko had suffered an eye injury and might not be able to fight. This was followed up by a “Cro cop is fine. Rumor is not true” tweet from Dana White. But at this point it seems clear that the only not true thing is the untrue tweet saying the true injury wasn’t true. Uuuh. I think. Well, this is for sure not untrue: Crocop’s eye is messed up.

CroCop sent Fighters Only an MMS (picture text message) with a photo of the eye injury taken not long after he sustained the injury. We were asked not to publish the picture but can confirm that CroCop’s eye and face were bloodied, and that the eye was clearly swollen and injured in some way.

He told us that the injury had been diagnosed initially as an abrasion to the cornea, caused when his sparring partner shoved his finger into his eye during “the last minute of the last round of the last day of sparring”. Wry as usual, CroCop remarked that “all I need now is my plane to be hit by lighting and crash into the Atlantic”.

So where does the fight sit right now? Dana White says that other doctors have cleared Crocop and they’re hoping Indiana will give the UFC a Matt Hamill Special on this one. I’m not sure whether that makes me happy or sad. I’m not Mirko’s mom or anything, but eyes are kinda useful. Seeing is fun.

  • Reverend Clint

    Mirko uses Radar to guide his left leg so its all good

  • glassjawsh

    its indiana homies, he’ll get cleared without so much as an examination

  • FiveBoltMain

    Cro Cop is going to get pwned :(

  • subo

    Schrute – that’s brutal.

    Hopefully the CC thing will make Mir want to stand even more… I mean HOW DARE THE UFC MAKE A BLIND GUY FIGHT ON ROIDS WHILE DISRESPECTING FEDOR AND THE SPORT

  • Symbul

    He’s 100% according to Dana so I don’t know what you haters are talking about.

  • Beastieboy

    I’ve consulted an optometrist, (my awesome wife) abrasions on the cornea are painful as hell, but is usually fine within 24 to 36 hours with treatment. I think Mirko is baiting Mir.

  • Schrute Boxe

    edit: too soon

  • Schrute Boxe

    Ok subo now I feel wrong I can take it back right?

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Schrute should have to turn in his avatar for rescinding that.

  • Omomatta

    Finger….come on Mirko…..let’s be honest, I’ve seen the booty shorts and the chair split pictures. Penis. You have to be careful bro….and semen will irritate the abrasion even more. You don’t have to be married to an optometrist to know that shit. It will be a good excuse when Mur removes one of his limbs though.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I’m sad, being an old fanboi and all, but Mir knows what any herd of third graders know – pressure and crowding are tough to deal with. Mirko’s breakable but so is Mir. Should be fun, but my brain says Mirko either gets subbed or TKO’d.