UFC 103: Mirko Cro Cop vs Junior “Cigano” dos Santos

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Updated: July 8, 2009
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According to Graciemag, Mirko Cro Cop will possibly take on UFC heavyweight up and comer Junior dos Santos at UFC 103 on Sept. 19th in Dallas, TX.

It was reported earlier that Dos Santos was removed from his UFC 102 fight with Justin McCully with no reason given. We know why.

“I think I’ll fight September 19. They took me off the August 29 show …. My opponent’s changed. I’ll probably face Cro Cop. If I beat him I’ll be in really good standing. If that’s truly the case, I’m guaranteed on the main card and in the main event of the evening. If I were to fight now it wouldn’t be on the main card,”

“To me it’s incredible. When they asked me if they could change the fight date I was a bit bothered, because I wanted to fight right away. I’ve been away for some time now. But the Fertitta brothers asked me and I accepted. After that I found out it would be against Cro Cop and was overjoyed. It’ll be a big opportunity in my career. Lots of good things have happened in my life and this is one more. I’m going to make the most of it,”

For the latest on UFC 103, check out our UFC Rumors section.

39 Comments

  1. dane drebin

    July 8, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    YES!!!

  2. STEVEO

    July 9, 2009 at 12:26 am

    this will be a great fight, i am taking dos santos via decapitation from a straight right

  3. tom

    July 9, 2009 at 12:30 am

    hell yea..cro cop will get knock the fuck out for sure

  4. tom

    July 9, 2009 at 12:32 am

    what's the main event??

  5. Al 2.0

    July 9, 2009 at 12:34 am

    I think Dos Santos is going to lay him ouuuuuut.

  6. zack

    July 9, 2009 at 2:00 am

    And no one bring up cock or i will get horney.Ummmm my mouth is watering already.

  7. zack

    July 9, 2009 at 2:12 am

    I know where, i know all the hot spots to suck cock just ask.but don't even think of sucking mirko's i will go over there knock you out and suck his dick right in front of you.

  8. zack

    July 9, 2009 at 2:14 am

    yeah you say that and than in comment 6 there you are talking shit again, enough with the gay shit fag you wanna talk shit thats fine but drop that weak gay shit.

  9. Jay

    July 9, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Dos santos will knock out Cro Cop. Cro Cop doesnt have the drive or confidence anymore.

  10. Jay

    July 9, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Get off Cro cops nuts. And get off chucks nuts

  11. STEVEO

    July 9, 2009 at 4:21 am

    I liked this site alot better when like 12 people posted on it.

  12. roy

    July 9, 2009 at 4:26 am

    does that mean your on dos santos nuts jay?he might win but a quick knock out of werdum and a ko over another new comer dosn't mean he will be better than a past his prime cro cop.i think one of them will be knocked out so it will be entertaining i hope.

  13. Jay

    July 9, 2009 at 4:40 am

    I'm not on his nuts neither was I on Gonzagas nut or Chieck Kongo's. Its just people dont want to admit that the competition these days as at the highest level and the old timers cannot keep up

  14. Denis

    July 9, 2009 at 4:41 am

    LOL Zack u are FUNNY!! Stop using My Name to write dumb comments, the admin can tell if you wrote them by checking the IP Adress on the control panel of this web site!!

    Mirko is my favorite fighter and I hope he wins this fight. Its gonna be a good match i think. Mirko is currently in better shape then he was in 2007 when he had all kinds of problem physically and mentally, but now he looks alright.

  15. derek

    July 9, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Dos Santos by right hook for Cro Cop's chin. The fight will obviously be standing. Dos Santos has the better hands. Cro Cop fights too conservative these days– striking only when he has a good opportunity. And also, I thought CroCop signed with Dream????? And then Lorenzo goes to crocop's house to suck his cock, and then Crocop comes back to the ufc? what about the dream deal?

  16. zack

    July 9, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Denis you stop USING my name (zack) to say that i am gay and that other crap. You started with me A-Hole, i didnt start with you. The admin knows that u r doing that. And in comment 6 i wasn't talking crap, i was saying how you go off on people like me for saying anything bad about Cro Cop.

    Like i said before i'm done talking and talking crap with you.

    My fellow Cagtoday chatters, i didn't say comments 6, 7 and 8. That was DENIS saying that, to try to make me look bad. If you see me saying any dumb crap it probably DENIS, so just try to ignore it.

    Should be an interesting fight between Cro Cop and Dos Santos.

  17. zack

    July 9, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Jay who are you talking to? ME or someone else? That wasn't me saying that stupid gay stuff, like i love Cro Cop, that was someone else posing as me and writing that garbage. And, I'm not on Cro Cop's nuts. I think he'll lose to Dos Santos.

  18. Todd

    July 9, 2009 at 6:35 am

    sounds to me like Denis is the one on crocop's ball sack.

  19. Mike

    July 9, 2009 at 6:52 am

    hmm all you people saying that Denis is on Cro Cops ball sack is on the

    "its UFC the fighters must be better" nut sack.

    Cro Cop will probably win, but this is MMA and anything can happen.

  20. Jay

    July 9, 2009 at 7:12 am

    who here thinks Cro Cop is an elite elevel striker? I dont He got outclassed by Michael Mcdonald, randleman, Kongo. Kinda like Chuckee boy

  21. tom

    July 9, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Report: Patrick Barry vs. Antoni Hardonk meet in heavyweight contest at UFC 104

  22. roy

    July 9, 2009 at 7:54 am

    elite? as compared to who? to most ufc fighters yes michael macdonald is a k-1 fighter randleman i would not say outclassed him just landed a big shot on him kongo didn't beat him that impressively and landed 2-3 low blows. we will see after this fight.and i agree with mike enough of all this nut sack gay shit.

  23. Todd

    July 9, 2009 at 8:00 am

    agreed Jay, crocop isnt a elite class striker. i would have to say mid level striker.

  24. Todd

    July 9, 2009 at 8:13 am

    i'm not on the ufc fighters must be better, nutsack. i just think that the really good heavyweights in the div. are better than crocop. mike your on the hate the ufc, nutsack.

  25. Denis

    July 9, 2009 at 8:14 am

    true its Mixed martial arts, u never know whats gonna happen… but whats the point of cro cop coming back if he doesnt believe he can win?? He must be insane if he is fighting in the UFC just for the money because you could get killed in that octagon…its not a game. SO I think he is there for a good reason, and the reason being that he still has gas in his tank. A fight I would love to see is a rematch with Gonzaga.

    And I dont know if its just me bcuz im a cro cop fan, but I think cro cop could take lesner for some reason…

  26. derek

    July 9, 2009 at 8:20 am

    crocop is an elite level kicker! he would do well in kickball. but in terms of striking, i have to give it to dos santos. crocop does have excellent takedown defense, but i doubt he can stop brock's bull rush.

  27. Denis

    July 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

    if Brock bull rushes at 2.5 MPH and CC kicks him with 600lb of force…that means brock just got hit by 1,300 pounds of force. lol OUCh!!! that would suck!!

  28. Denis

    July 9, 2009 at 8:52 am

    hmm i dunno, its gonna be a good fight. I havent seen dos santos fights. But I know iif he rushes with his punches at cro cop it would be a big mistake. Cro cop would block and kick him in the ribs really hard. And Also i dont think CC ever had a chance to show off his stand up fighting in the UFC with his hands…this will be a great fight indeed. But I would have to go with cro cop with this one just because everyone wants him to get knocked out. I also heard if Cro cop starts winning his fights he would become the HIGHEST paid MMA fighter EVER!!

  29. zack

    July 9, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I actuallty, would love to see a bout between Cro Cop and Lesnar. That would be a wild, exciting fight.

  30. zack

    July 9, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Dos Santo's currently has a record of (8-1) and has a brutal KO of Fabricio Werdum at UFC 90 and a TKO victory over Stefan Struve at UFC 95. He's a pretty good fighter with some good power in his hands. Mirko will have his hands full, has will Dos Santo.

  31. roy

    July 9, 2009 at 9:35 am

    thats all i am saying, dos santos has looked great but against who? yeah werdum is good but he came into that fight fat and did not no what to expect from dos santos mirko has fought some of the best yeah he is probally past his prime but i don't know if he is completely done yet and this should be a stand up fight and thats better for mirko, either way should be a good one with a k.o. involved.

  32. dane drebin

    July 9, 2009 at 9:48 am

    if mirkos knee is fully healed which it obviously wasnt in his last fight because he didnt even throw a single kick i think he will take it. but who knows with both fighters having such knockout power anything can happen. all the biased hate on both sides need to stop this is gunna be a sick fight take it for what its worth.

  33. Joey

    July 9, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Anyone else get the feeling Dos Santos is going to posterize Crocop like Gonzaga did…

  34. Jay

    July 9, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I totally get that feeling. Dos Santos Is Brazilian Kickboxing champion and a Knock out artist. his record in Kickboxing is 18-0. He is definately a technical stand up fighter that has dynamite in his hands

  35. steve

    July 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    CroCop has lost IT. The fear factor which made him SO great. Guys thought "oh shit I have to avoid getting my fucking head kicked off my shoulders by this badass." Now their mind set is all offensive and they arent near as concerned about what CroCop is gonna do to them but what they are gonna do to him. I am really 50-50 with this fight. Maybe 60-40 crocop b/c I know he can beast ppl. Where as Dos Santos is still relatively untested. He could have just pulled a Houston Alexander or better yet a Soukodju. Sokou KO'd 2 of the better 205ers and look what he has done since.

  36. Shane

    July 15, 2009 at 8:22 am

    We will learn a lot about how much cro cop has left. I think he needs to become a little more aggresive. Like when he fought Silva the 2nd time. If he does that he has a really good shot at winning. If he wins this fight he will face the winner of the Couture, Nogueira fight. Winner of that will most likely face Lesnar if he still has the title.

  37. Donio

    July 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Lol how can he get a titel shot so fast :S and i read somewhere that cane and val wilt fight and the winner uf that fight wil get the titel shot and if brock is stil champ by that time that cro-cop het a titel shot we al know what wil happen to him . Smack Down

  38. Mark

    July 16, 2009 at 12:15 am

    cro cop is gonna KO him for sure… he's an experienced fighter and way better on the feet then santos… cro cop has boxing kick and ground experience… santos is not a mature fighter yet… he will go straight up to throwing bombs while cro cop will take his time and then land a big punch and finish it with a high kick and some ground and pound

  39. Shane

    July 16, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I have read on sherdog that the talent pool in the heavyweight dosent run very deep. What i see happening is the valasquez vs carwin fight will go to valasquez. he will take carwin down and lay on him the entire fight. Nogueria will submit couture after it goes to the ground. And cro cop win by tko/ko. Brock Lesnar will tko/ko valasquez because his wrestling and size is too much for cane. Then it will be Cro Cop vs Nogueria 2. That will be a war but cro cop by either tko/ko if he beats dos santos. Then it would be lesnar vs cro cop for the title and i dont know who would win that fight. Cro Cop style matches up well with lesnars and cro cop had fought bigger opponets. That how cro cop would win the title. Not saying he is just saying thats how he will get there

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