Cro Cop ready for another run at UFC glory

By Greg Beacham, The Associated Press - Mirko Filipovic joined the UFC two years ago amid more hype and expectation than perhaps any fighter in mixed martial arts history -- and Cro Cop flopped.

After three desultory fights forced Filipovic into a yearlong retreat for mental adjustments and knee surgery, he returns to the octagon at UFC 99 on Saturday night in Cologne, Germany, against Mostapha Al Turk. The former anti-terrorist policeman in his native Croatia should have plenty of countrymen cheering the start of his second run toward the UFC heavyweight title.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 29: Open training session at Pepe Beach on July 29, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
29/07/2015
Peso-pesado lembra que brasileiro campeão da categoria conseguiu se reinventar na carreira e lembra problemas pessoais em suas últimas lutas no Brasil. Card - http://on.ufc.com/UFC_190 Assine o Canal Combate - http://on.ufc.com/assinecombate
29/07/2015
Relembre o duelo entre o brasileiro Rogerio Minotouro e Luiz "Banha" Cané, pelo UFC 106, em Las Vegas.
29/07/2015
Fernando Açougueiro e Reginaldo Vieira, do Time Nogueira, explicam o que mudou depois que voltaram para o Brasil e falam sobre estratégia para este sábado. Eles enfrentam, respectivamente, Glaico Nego e Dileno Lopes, do Time Shogun.
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