UFC and PRIDE veteran Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will require another surgery to repair an injured knee, but will postpone the surgery until early-2009 to rematch Alistair Overeem at K-1 Dynamite!! 2008 on December 31st in Japan.
Cro Cop made the announcement in a recent interview with Dnevnik.hr.
“I’ve had several operations this year, and I’ll have to undergo another one straight after the NYE event. It’s frustrating to have to undergo all these operations but that’s the sportsman’s life. Many others have had it worse then me,” said “Cro Cop” (translation courtesy of FanHouse). “The fear of defeat is major motivation for every fight — not necessarily wounds or physical pain. It can become an issue when you’re on a losing streak.”
The first meeting between the heavyweight veterans ended in a no contest after Overeem hit Cro Cop with multiple accidental knees to the groin.
In other Dynamite!! 2008 news, Kimbo Slice may rematch Seth Petruzelli on the New Years Eve card.