On August 28, 2005, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic lost a tough three round battle by unanimous decision to the man, considered by many, to be the greatest mixed martial arts fighter in the world.
Since that fight, “Cro Cop” has gone 6-3, but is coming off of two brutal defeats at the hands of Cheick Kongo and Gabriel Gonzaga.
Fedor Emelianenko sheds some light on Cro Cop’s recent decline.
“He has to regenerate psychologically, Fedor told Esquire Magazine. “After my fight with him, he just broke down. In his soul, something just broke down, cracked…There are some psychological problems when you have all the time fight, fight, fight, without rest.”