Countdown to Glory 14: Cro Cop Comes Home

  • Season 2014
  • Aired 03/06/2014
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Mirko Cro Cop returns to the kickboxing ring to face Remy Bonjasky at Glory 14 Zagreb, Saturday, March 8 at 9/8c on Spike.

narrator:ON MARCH 8TH,

IT'S THE REMATCHTHE WORLD HAS BEEN WAITING FOR,

THE GLORY 14 HEADLINER,CRO-COP VERSUS BONJASKY.

TWO FRIENDS,TWO SEASONED WARRIORS.

WILL IT BE REPEATOR REVENGE?

- AND NOW MAKING HIS ENTRANCETO THE RING,

MIRKO CRO-COP.

- I GOT TO SAY I WASTHE SELF-MADE FIGHTER.

YOU KNOW,I STARTED IN MY OLD GARAGE,

TRAINING MYSELF, YOU KNOW,

AND WATCHING SOME VIDEOS,YOU KNOW,

CATCHING SOME MOVES.

YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T HAVE--

I NEVER HAD SOME STRONG CAMP

OR BIG SCHOOL, YOU KNOW,

BECAUSE THERE WASN'TSUCH A THING IN MY COUNTRY.

- WHEN I WAS FIGHTING CRO-COPIN 2002,

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY KIDSOR FAMILY OR--

MY ONLY GOAL WAS TO BETHE BEST IN THE SPORT.

BY THAT TIME, CRO-COP WASALREADY ONE OF THE BIG STARS,

SO--AND I WAS JUST A FRESHMAN.

I WAS JUST A FRESHMAN.

I WAS ALREADY FEELING GOODIN THIS FIGHT

BECAUSE I WAS PUTTINGA LOT OF PRESSURE,

BUT, LIKE, HIS LEFT HIGH KICK,I JUST MADE A MISTAKE.

I MADE A MISTAKE.I CAUGHT HIS--

I THOUGHT I CAUGHT HIS FOOT,BUT IT CAME UP LATE,

SO HE HIT MEWHEN MY HAND WAS DOWN.

THAT WAS HIS BREAK TO--

TO WIN THE FIGHT AGAINST ME.

I WAS REALLY DISAPPOINTED.

I WAS REALLY, REALLYDISAPPOINTED AT THIS FIGHT,

REALLY DISAPPOINTED.

BUT IT MADE ME STRONGER.

HAVING MIRKO AS A FRIEND,

IT DOESN'T MAKE IT HARDERTO FIGHT HIM.

IT DOES MAKE IT DIFFERENTTO FIGHT HIM.

- WE DON'T CALL EACH OTHERFOR THE CHRISTMAS.

WE DON'T CALL EACH OTHERFOR THE NEW YEAR, ET CETERA.

BUT I LIKE REMY.

REMY'S A NICE GUY, YOU KNOW,

AND HE'S A DEDICATED SPORTSMAN,

A TRUE WARRIOR,

AND I RESPECT HIM A LOT.

BUT THIS IS BUSINESSJUST LIKE ANY OTHER, YOU KNOW.

- WE'VE TRAINED TOGETHER.

WE'VE HELPED EACH OTHER.

BUT THE MOMENT THAT WE STEPINTO THE RING,

WE CLICK ON A BUTTON,

AND THEN WE DOWHAT WE HAVE TO DO.

CRO-COP IS MULTITALENTED,

AND HE'S STRONG.

HE KNOWS HOW TO DEFEND HIMSELF.

HE KNOWS HOW TO ATTACK.

HIS BEST WEAPON, EVERYBODY KNOW,HIS LEFT KICK

AND HIS HARD PUNCHES.

- BUT MOST IMPORTANTTHAT I'M FAST ENOUGH.

THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANTFOR ME.

- YES, I KNOWHIS WEAKEST POINT.

BUT HE ALSO WILL KNOWMY WEAKEST POINT.

- WELL, I WOULDN'T CHANGEMY STYLE COMPLETELY.

MAYBE I USE MORE CLINCHINGAND SHORT DISTANCE NOW,

BUT I THINK IT IS RESULTOF SO MANY FIGHTS IN MMA.

SO MAYBE I CHANGE A LITTLE BITBUT NOT SOMETHING DRAMATIC.

- PEOPLE KNOWTHAT I HAVE A BAD EYE.

PEOPLE KNOW THAT I'VE BEENOPERATED ON MY LEFT LEG.

PEOPLE KNOW A LOT OF THINGS.

- HE ALWAYS HASHIS WAY OF FIGHTING,

YOU KNOW, WITH HIS HANDSKEEPING UP,

A LOT OF KNEES, YOU KNOW,LOW KICKS.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

WILL BE WHO WILL BEBETTER PREPARED FOR THE FIGHT.

STAMINA WILL BE THE KEYOF SUCCESS IN THIS FIGHT,

DEFINITELY.

- I THINK THAT THE WAY TO FIGHTAGAINST MIRKO

WOULD BE PUT ONA LOT OF PRESSURE,

BECAUSE IF YOU LET HIM COME,HE WILL GET STRONGER.

- THIS WILL BE WAR, DEFINITELY.

I WILL REALLY GIVE MY BEST.

- I THINK IT'S GONNA BEA K.O. FIGHT, YEAH.

- IT IS SOMETHING SPECIALTO FIGHT IN YOUR HOMETOWN,

AND I THINK IT IS GOING TO BEA GREAT SHOW.

narrator:ON MARCH 8TH, ELITE KICKBOXERS

FROM ALL FOUR CORNERSOF THE GLOBE

HEAD TO ZAGREB, CROATIA,FOR GLORY 14.

THE HEADLINE EVENT IS A REMATCH12 YEARS IN THE MAKING

AS KICKBOXING ICON REMY BONJASKY

FACES OFF AGAINST HOMETOWN HEROMIRKO CRO-COP.

PLUS, RISTIE VERSUS KIRIA,

A FIVE-ROUND BATTLEFOR THE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME,

GLORY PRESENTS THE MIDDLEWEIGHTCONTENDER TOURNAMENT.

GLORY 14.

WATCH IT ON SPIKESATURDAY, MARCH 8TH.

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