Cro Cop and Pat Barry…OMG

I can’t stop watching this. I’ve always viewed Cro Cop as an unstoppable machine, Terminator-esque even. He’s a Pride legend, a K-1 legend, an MMA legend. Not to mention his military training (Croatian Anti Terrorist anyone?), not to mention being a member of parliament in his native Croatia! In short, Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic is a scary/dangerous man. I don’t care that he’s had a very bad run since entering the UFC, his status is cemented in my brain.

Then comes something like this video (see below) of Cro Cop and Pat Barry singing a car duet, to of all things, California Dreamin! Suddenly I’m reminded Cro Cop is just a man, a man with what is apparently a great sense of humor. This video makes his bout with Roy Nelson very difficult for me.

I had reached the point where Cro Cop’s retirement was inevitable, which meant I could root for Big Country unhindered. Now, I’m not so sure. This bout is a do or die for each fighter, both are on a 2 fight losing streak, both are not on Dana White’s ‘happy list’ and both are entering the twilight of their careers (Mirko more so than Big Country). Who do I root for? I’m sooo conflicted now.

Regardless of how UFC 137 goes, I will always have my Cro Cop memories…and this duet from the man who once ruled Pride with an iron leg.

That’s it!
Anthony Dominguez
comedian.writer.lover…Editor in Chief

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