Mirko Filipovic and Ben Rothwell to meet Feb. 21
It's been more than three years since Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic has looked even remotely dangerous, but that isn't preventing the UFC from capitalizing on his foreign-territory fame: The stoic kickboxer looks to have a date with Ben Rothwell in Australia on Feb. 21.
You know how this goes: Filipovic will swear up, down and sideways that he's changed his training, mentality or diet, resulting in a "new" fighter. He will proceed to deflate everyone with a lethargic, ineffectual performance that adds nothing to the heavyweight division or his career. Considering his recent UFC appearances, this is pessimism he's earned.