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Old 06-18-2009, 06:51 PM
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Default Mirko Cro Cop to fight Mighty Mo

Less than a week after apparently snubbing the UFC for Japanese mixed martial arts promoter Dream, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic has agreed to fight Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga on July 20 in Saitama, Japan, a source familiar with negotiations for Dream 10 told SI.com Wednesday.

Aided by an inadvertent poke to the eye, Filipovic, 34, defeated Mostapha Al-Turk (6-5) midway through the first round of their UFC 99 fight in Cologne, Germany, last Saturday. Afterward, the popular Croatian striker, best known for capturing Pride's 2006 open-weight grand prix tournament and going the distance against Fedor Emelianenko, reportedly informed UFC president Dana White that he planned on signing a three-fight deal to compete in Dream.

Filipovic's appearance against Al-Turk came as a result of a verbal arrangement between the fighter and White for three fights, the UFC promoter told Yahoo! Sports. Queried Sunday about White publicly blasting him for allegedly reneging on their deal, the southpaw denied anything was set for him to leave UFC for Dream.

It was reported Tuesday that Filipovic (25-6-2) had finalized a deal for three fights with Real Entertainment, a production company populated by former Pride executives hired by FEG to produce Dream events.

A bout between Filipovic and the 38-year-old "Mighty Mo" -- 3-1 in MMA action and 14-9 as a kickboxer -- was originally rumored for Dream 1. Siliga, a heavy-fisted heavyweight of American Samoan descent, won his first three MMA bouts before succumbing to a triangle choke against Semmy Schilt last New Year's Eve.

The heavyweight fight joins a crowded field of bouts for the mid- summer event. In addition to the conclusion of Dream's welterweight tournament (the semifinals and finals are scheduled to take place on the same night), a lightweight attraction between Shinya Aoki and Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro as well as a middleweight clash featuring Paulo Filho and Melvin Manhoef highlight the card.

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Old 06-18-2009, 06:58 PM
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This Mighty Mo?

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Old 06-19-2009, 01:49 AM
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This Mighty Mo?

No, this Mighty 'Mo:

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Old 06-19-2009, 02:27 AM
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WAR 3 fights a year
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:52 AM
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Mighty Mo
http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Siala-Siliga-9068
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:47 AM
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WAR 3 fights a year
3 Can fights.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:33 PM
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3 Can fights.
That's what he wanted.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:51 PM
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That's what he wanted.
Cro is a joke now and is only cashing in on a name already long passed its worth. Pay him how hes performed and youd get change back from your nickel.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:05 PM
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how did he go so far down hill in what 2 and 1/2 years
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:14 PM
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how did he go so far down hill in what 2 and 1/2 years
That depends on which last fight of his was more impressive, Wande or his last fight with Barnett. Thats how back I have ot go
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