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Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic: Hong Man Choi Is Dangerous, Even If He's New to MMA

When Mirko Cro Cop fights Hong Man Choi in an MMA match on New Year's Eve at the K-1 Dynamite show in Japan, it figures to be a mismatch: Cro Cop is one of the best heavyweights in the history of the sport, with a pro MMA record of 23-6-2, while Choi's record is 1-1.

But as Cro Cop tries to promote the fight, he's claiming that he sees Choi as a real challenge.

"A man his size is very dangerous even without MMA experience," Cro Cop said in a Croatian TV interview. "He is skilled, relatively mobile for his height and very strong. ... He displayed his incredible strength in the Fedor Emelianenko fight. When Fedor got a hold of his arm he was twice able to simply shrug him. He had him in some difficult positions."

Video of the Croatian TV story is below.

Cro Cop talks about Choi:

Full translation at Free Fight Videos.

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