clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

No Cop: Overeem vs Filipovic fails to materialize for Fields Dynamite

Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic will not get a chance to avenge his white scrotus on New Year's Eve against bitter rival Alistaire Overeem according to Fields Dynamite executive Sadaharu Tanigawa via Free Fight Videos .

At a press conference earlier this week, Tanigawa pushed them to a different card to be held at some point down the road in 2009. The two were originally expected to rematch on December 31 to settle a previous No Contest from their bout at September’s DREAM 6.

"Demolition Man" delivered several illegal groin strikes during the bout, providing a disappointing conclusion to a fight that had received much interest and fanfare leading up to it.

Cro Cop promised to deliver a rematch on December 31 but according to Overeem, the Croat never put his money where his sack is.

Here's the Dutchman talking to

"I’m afraid Mirko is trying to run from me again. FEG wants to make it happen, I would like nothing more than get my hands on him again and I know that the fans would like to see a definite ending as well, so the only obstacle here is Cro Cop. He’s the one who hasn’t signed the contract yet and he’s the one who is trying to avoid fighting me again because he knows that he will get his ass kicked again. I won’t use any knee strikes to the body this time, so he won’t have any chance to wimp out of the fight again."

Overeem has looked solid of late, winning four straight consecutive bouts and — before smashing his balls — was putting it to Mirko Cro Cop at DREAM 6 in September. Overeem has been in against some of the best in the business throughout his career and is still in his prime.

Cro Cop vehemently denies any act of cowardice and finally shot back at Overeem yesterday on his native

"Overeem is a fool. He knows too well that is up to the individual organizations to set-up any match-ups. I’m in a difficult situation as I don’t know who to prepare for in this upcoming bout. I’m not sure with which sparing partners to go with. I don’t want the public to think that I’m afraid of him, if Overeem doesn’t want to wait for New year’s eve or some other date next year to fight me. If he doesn’t believe I don’t get to choose my opponent and that maybe Dream doesn’t want us to fight on New year then he can come to Zagreb next weekend and we can fight in my cage with neutral referees."

Overeem is still expected to battle at Fields Dynamite toward the end of the year. One of the names being thrown around is dangerous Russian striker Sergei Khratitonov.

Now that's a rubber match I'm interested in seeing.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania