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Salvaging What’s Left of Cro Cop’s Career

An all-points bulletin was issued in London last night and a search-and-rescue mission was officially launched in hopes of finding anything resembling Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic’s once promising UFC career following his unanimous-decision loss to Cheick Kongo.As it stands now, Cro Cop’s UFC career is in ruin, and he’s on the verge of going down as the biggest bust in company history.

During Saturday’s match vs. Kongo at UFC 75, Cro Cop was dwarfed by a fighter with respectable — but far less accomplished — striking credentials who was bigger, faster, stronger, and on this night, better.

This isn’t a case of overreacting. The UFC has a serious problem on its hands from a business standpoint. They can’t just hit the restart button and do another take when it comes to Cro Cop. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

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