Mirko Cro Cop was training intensely for his upcoming bout at DREAM 4 against Jerome LeBanner. Unfortunately, Cro Cop suffered a minor leg injury during one of the training sessions. The original fight date for the Croatian sensation was set for June 29th, but he recently confirmed that he would be fighting on July 20th instead.
In a conversation he had with nokaut.com, this is what Cro Cop had to say:
"Yes, I’m going to fight on July 20. I was looking
forward to appearing on the DREAM 4 card on June 15 and I based my preparations
on that. I suffered a minor leg injury last week, but it doesn’t affect my
trainings. During a wrestling session, I slipped and felt pain in my left knee,
but the medical exams have confirmed that no damage was done. I’m wearing a
special bandage just as a precaution."
LeBanner is scheduled to fight Semmy Schillt on June 29th over at K-1, so the fight between Cro Cop and Lebanner will most likely be canceled. No substitute opponent has been announced yet, but we’ll keep you guys posted once we’re informed.