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Morning Report: Mirko Cro Cop wants rematches with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Roy Nelson, Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It's pretty wild to think that Mirko Cro Cop has only been beaten 11 times.

Considering the era he dominated in Japan, it's even more wild to think it's not too late for him to even some scores on those losses.

The former PRIDE and K-1 Grad Prix champion did just that in his return to the Octagon in April, scoring a TKO against Gabriel Gonzaga in Krakow, Poland.

"Beating Gabriel made me very happy," Cro Cop said via his official website. "And as long as fighting in the UFC is making me happy, then I hope to continue."

Gonzaga pulled off arguably the biggest upset in MMA history when he knocked Cro Cop out via head kick at UFC 70 in 2007.

Now, the Croatian is looking for more rematches.

"This is something I really want to do," said Cro Cop. "It's something I owe to the sport and I owe it to myself to beat some of those guys."

Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like another tussle with Josh Barnett is on Cro Cop's wishlist.

"Some of them, yes, some of them, no," Cro Cop says. "With Josh Barnett I will not fight, definitely. We fought three times and I beat him two times. Technically it was three but the first time I cannot be incorrect and take it as a victory.

"He was hurt after 30 seconds. We fell down and he hurt his shoulder. I was declared as the winner but it wasn't victory. But let's say we fought two times and two times I beat him fair, and I like Josh Barnett a lot. There's no point to fight him."

Cro Cop doesn't mention Mark Hunt, Frank Mir or Brendan Schaub, but still has some options among active UFC fighters who have beaten him.

"But [Antonio Rodrigo] Nogueira is definitely there, Roy Nelson is definitely there, and some other fighters. Junior dos Santos is definitely there. And perhaps [Alistair] Overeem too."

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