Frank Mir believes Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic is still a huge threat in the heavyweight division and will not be looking past him on September 25th at UFC 119. Despite Cro Cop’s speed and quickness on his feet, Mir still feels he has more MMA tools to defeat the former Pride 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix champion.
From Frank Mir:
“I think Crocop is still the same individual we saw in PRIDE. I think a lot of guys have seen enough tape on him to know that if you walk away from him or stand there in front of him you could be in for a dangerous night because he still has the same leg he always had. He has a lot of speed and quickness … Mirko is very good on his feet; I’m not bad on my feet, either. Add in the wrestling that I have been working on, the jiu-jitsu aspect, he has many more things to worry about. Once that cage door shuts every advantage is mine…. I don’t see anywhere I don’t feel comfortable with Cro Cop – I can beat him in more ways than he can beat me.”