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    The UFC's experiment with a one-fight deal did not go so well. Mirko Cro Cop has signed a three-fight deal with DREAM and totally burned his bridge with the UFC.

    It's an unexpected move, as Cro Cop seemed genuine about his return to the Octagon.

    Before the fight, Dana White talked openly about how he never gives one-fight deals and this is why.

    Cro Cop promised to sign on for two additional bouts after the fight, but for some reason had a change of heart (DREAM officials saw him win a fight on a UFC PPV and offered him crazy money).

    It's unfortunate because Cro Cop remains a very popular fighter. I think he's at the tail end of his career and wants to make the most money he can while he's still a draw.

    DREAM gives more upfront money, while the UFC gives you the chance to make huge money, as long as you win. Cro Cop took the easy money and financially it's probably his best option.

    Still sucks for fans who wanted to see him matched up with the best the UFC has to offer.

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    That sucks and is fkd up. Maybe CC took the fight in Germany so he could juice up and walk out with a win? He was as wide and thick as he was tall tonight and when Kongo said he was a steriod user in Pride, CC replied back saying basically that Kongo was juicing too (rather than saying he wasn't)


    and the UFC basically gave him a sure win; the best possible matchup.

    It's too bad, I really would like to see him fight Nog (although I don't think Nog could handle that kind of abuse again). Of all the great matchups he could have had from his time in the UFC, we got nothing.

    Only good thing is if he fought Fedor again.
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    Definitely messed up on cro cops part but dana had it coming too him after all the people he has dicked over. The ufc has it completely one sided, they cut you if you lose or are no longer worth the money they are paying you. Once cro cop losta few times they were no longer willing to pay him the numbers they agreed to on the contract. Werdum lost a fight after being guaranteed a title shot and they tried to cut his pay by more than half.

    Again not saying its right but if business is business it was a smart and shrewd move by cro cop to use the ufc as a promotional tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Definitely messed up on cro cops part but dana had it coming too him after all the people he has dicked over. The ufc has it completely one sided, they cut you if you lose or are no longer worth the money they are paying you. Once cro cop losta few times they were no longer willing to pay him the numbers they agreed to on the contract. Werdum lost a fight after being guaranteed a title shot and they tried to cut his pay by more than half.

    Again not saying its right but if business is business it was a smart and shrewd move by cro cop to use the ufc as a promotional tool.
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    Dana made a mistake of trusting a guy, and Cro Cop took advantage in a crappy way. I still love the guy as a fighter, but his actions here really make you wonder.
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