Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic was on the receiving end of a devastating head kick last night -- something he's been doing to dudes for years with sensational success.
Without a doubt, Gabriel Gonzaga stunned UFC 70: "Nations Collide" viewers with the way in which he finished Cro Cop. Prior to the bout, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt told everyone who would listen that he would knockout the Croatian.
Boy was he right.
Gonzaga's now earned himself a date with Randy Couture later this year with the heavyweight title on the line.
As for Cro Cop, he had this to say during the post-fight press conference, according to UFC.com:
"I'm disappointed. I will have to look at the fight and see the mistakes I made."
When he got dropped, Cro Cop had his ankle and knee bend in a very unnatural direction -- it looked like he sustained some form of injury.
When he woke up, he did walk out of the cage. And, he made no mention of an injury during the post-fight discussion from what we can gather.
However, at the airport in Zagreb, Croatia, Cro Cop did reveal to Net.hr that he injured ligaments in his right foot but that it's, "nothing to fear." (Thanks -- AGAIN -- to UFCmania reader, Loken, for the assist).
We'll keep you posted on his condition.