Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic recently hired Franjo Arapović, a former basketball player from Croatia who played for the Croatia national basketball team and won silver in the 1992 summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Arapović also played for the Yugoslavia national team in the 1988 Summer Olympics, acquiring a silver medal there as well.
Cro Cop has been using Arapović as practice for the fight he has against Hong Man Choi this New Year’s Eve. Cro Cop vs. Hong Man Choi is scheduled for the Fields Dynamite!! 2008 event on December 31, 2008 as part of a heavyweight MMA bout. The fight will take in the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
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(photos taken from a Croatian sports website: sportal.hr)