Originally Posted by que
i wouldn't be so quick to say brock will easily take him down and smash him. let's not forget that only a few years ago cro cop was known to have one of the best takedown defenses if not THE best takedown defense in all of MMA, right up there with BJ penn, GSP and chuck liddell. the only time he got taken down in the UFC is when gonzaga swiftly caught one of his kicks. do you think brock will have the MMA experience to do that? maybe, but maybe not. and if i had to predict, i really can't see brock having the skills or the smarts to catch one of his kicks at all. especially if mirko works on fixing his mistakes (like that slow lazy kick that gonzaga caught). if the grand prix cro cop of 2006 shows up, it won't be an easy win for brock by any means. you can count on that
Brock lands 5 of 6 takedown attempts (that was a stat they showed before his fight with Randy, and I think Randy only stuffed 1 attempt). No doubt, whomever Brock fights, they'll end up on their backs. Not sure how well he would do against Cro Cop's big leg, but IMO, just like all his other opponents, they'll be shocked at Brock's shooting speed. Still, I don't think Cro Cop will climb the ladder enough to get a shot at Brock anyways.