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Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson In The Works For UFC 137

Mirko Cro Cop will get one last chance in the UFC after all. Despite Dana White’s declaration that Cro Cop was done following his loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 128, multiple reports are suggesting that Cro Cop will meet Roy Nelson at UFC 137. Mirko first broke the news on Croation website Then follow-up reports from Fighters Only and MMA Weekly confirmed the fight is in the works.

A heavyweight bout is in the works for UFC 137 in October with Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson taking on Mirko Cro Cop.

The bout was confirmed to by sources close to the match-up on Wednesday. Cro Cop first announced the pending fight to a Croatian television station.

Despite Mirko’s sharp decline, it could end up being a good fight. Cro Cop didn’t look like the Mirko of old when he fought Schaub, but he definitely made it a fight right up until the moment he got knocked out in the third round. I imagine Nelson will be the favorite, but I do think it’s a winnable fight for Cro Cop. He’s obviously done and out of the UFC if he loses, but what if he wins?

Image via Dave Mandel for Sherdog

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