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cro cop's thousand yard stare

September 21st, 2009 (09:35 pm)

Looks like MMA fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic is calling it quits after a disappointing performance at UFC 103. Quoth Cro Cop:

I fucked up and that's all there is to it. Maybe the ones who I've said that I'm done are right. Obviously I can't break my mental block in the Octagon. Besides, I've been training like a spartan for 20 years now, my body is worn out. The years caught up to me, I've been worn out...I want a normal life. I'm entering a cage and thinking about fishing in Privlaka. You can't win that way.

I'm posting because of this picture:

cro cop on the stool

I think that's a really beautiful photograph. His eyes, man.

Side note: Cro Cop is only thirty-five years old. That's a year older than me.

It's scary how much older he looks.


Posted by: cyano (cyano)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)

holy crap, he looks like he is in his 50's....
a 50's of hard livin' at that.

Posted by: Zornhau (zornhau)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)

Yes, I don't look like that and I'm 41! I hope it was all worth it and that he has a nestegg to retire on.

Posted by: The long dark wet t-shirt contest of the soul. (tripoli)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)

That's a hell of a picture. I hope the guy finds a nice little lake in Privlaka.

Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)

Yeah, that one is pretty rough. Still, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is a year YOUNGER than you. (Born in 1976.) That's a guy who's taken some beatings.

Posted by: A large duck (burger_eater)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)

Good for him. He looks sick of it.

I hope he catches a big one.

Edited at 2009-09-22 02:52 pm (UTC)

Posted by: sireric08 (sireric08)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)

He reminds me of my platoon sgt. during my first deployment to Iraq. He was 39, but looked older then my dad who is in his fifties.

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