5 Devastating Knockouts By Mirko Cro Cop

By William Usher 2014-04-15 15:16:47
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If the Blacksmith from RZA's martial arts' epic was known as “The Man with the Iron Fists”, I'd like to imagine that famous Croatian fighter and former police specialist Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović should be known as “The Man with the Iron Legs”. This guy has been on the receiving end of quite a few hard shots from some of the world's best fighters over the years, but collectively, they don't compare to the staggering punishment he's dished out.

Just as a little history lesson, Mirko has competed around the globe, gained the infamous “Cro Cop” nickname for being a former Croation elite enforcement agent, worked in politics, won several successful UFC bouts and managed to become the “hero” of the K-1 squared circle.

Spanning many different venues, extremely competent fighters and plenty of unmentionable injuries, the following list is a collage of some of Mirko's best knockouts that took place in the ring.

No. 5 Cro Cop Vs Dos Caras Jr.
This fight doesn't last too long, but it lasts long enough for everyone to get an idea of just how dangerous a kick to the head can be. The fight is against someone many pro wrestling fans of today's WWE product might better recognize as Alberto Del Rio. That's right, back in his MMA days, Del Rio – whose real name is Alberto Rodriguez – went by his MMA name, Dos Caras Junior. His impromptu fight against Mirko wasn't a pretty one, but we at least have to give Del Rio his due for even stepping into the ring with one of the most dangerous fighters on the planet.

(Main image courtesy of Yahoo Japan)

This article was first published on March 27, 2014 and was last updated on April 15, 2014.
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