Fedor Emelianenko on Cro Cop: “There is something that broke in him.”
WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko has shed his opinion on Mirko Cro Cop stating that he is no longer the same man he was in Pride.
Speaking with a Ukranian website, the champ had this to say:
“I think that in that time Mirko was in his best form (Fedor said of their epic battle at Pride Final Conflict 2005). He was in good physical shape and he was on a psychological lift. He was a very interesting fighter. He had great potential. Now something happened to him. and he does not have either the physical condition or mental attitude.”
“There is something that broke in him and he is not the same fighter as he was before. This is evident on his style of fighting and on his look during the fight. I don’t know how to explain. … You know when a person goes into the ring to win, or at least not to lose. I mean, when a fighter is ready and goes to fight than it can be seen by his look. Regardless of whether he gets hit or not, he goes forward and regardless of whether he wins or loses, he wants to go forward, and it is clear from his burning eyes.”
“But it also happens that a fighter does not want to — not even to win, but he wants to get out of here so quickly as possible, out of the ring, out of the cage, with any result of the fight.”
Hopefully Mirko can prove he still has it at UFC 110 against “Big” Ben Rothwell. Rumor has it that Mirko has prepared for this fight by enduring what is said to be his toughest training camp today.
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