So is Crocops everybodies Hero around here?
Hero is an over used word, but Mirko is about as admirable figure as you can find in professional sports. He lost his father at a young age, was dirt poor, and started training in his uncle’s sawmill with weights he made himself.
He grew up to be a police officer, special forces soldier, an amateur boxer, an elite professional kick boxer, an elite MMA fighter, an elected member of Croatian parliament, and he is raising a family all the while. He’s only 32 and he’s accomplished far more in his life than any of us could reasonably hope to.
I think Mirko is loved because he over comes these bumps in his career. He’s a man familiar with adversity who doesn’t just slip away, he comes back stronger each time.[/quote]
Great post. 2006 was the best we have seen of Crocop, he looked phenomenal against Silva.
FYI Mirko also played soccer for a Croatian club in the top league in Croatia. I think he only played a couple of times but I bet there were no melees on those days!