UFC 119 Results: Frank Mir vs Mirko Cro Cop – Lacklustre Affair, plus video
Last night saw UFC 119 from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, but the main event of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic was a pretty lacklustre affair despite it being the only knockout of the night.
The first two rounds were yawn-inducing, with both fighters slow and tentative. The fight seemed to consist mainly of inactivity and the referee having to separate the two men. The crowd were unimpressed with Trent Reinsmith over on the Bleacher Report telling how the spectators booed with displeasure.
As the third round began it was more of the same and the audience became restless at the constant separations having to be made from the referee which merely seemed to be taking up the time. Even Herb Dean, the referee, appeared to be asking the fighters to actually get combative. It was all a rather sorry affair and in the closing stages of the final round Frank Mir finally took his chance and landed a right knee to Cro Cop that knocked him senseless and the fight was stopped.
It says something surely that no “Knockout of the Night” award was given to Mir, even though it was in fact the only knockout of the night. After the fight even Frank Mir himself expressed his displeasure at his own performance saying, “I could have pushed the pace a little bit. I’m not happy at all,” according to Sergio Non over on USA Today. You can see the post-fight talk from Mir in the video below this story.
It was all rather dissatisfying unlike the thrills from UFC 118 of Edgar vs. Penn for example, that had everybody talking about a great evening of action. What did you think of UFC 119? We’re always interested in what you have to say so please feel free to send in those comments.
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