Mirko Cro CopThe special rules grappling match that was set to take place between Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic and Ralek Gracie at DREAM.4 has been cancelled according to this Croation website. It appears Mirko has suffered a minor injury and wants to be ready for his fight at DREAM.5, presumably against K-1 star Jerome LeBanner, although that has yet to be made official.

NoB brings the news in English:

According to this article the special grappling match between Mirko CroCop and Ralek Gracie on DREAM.4 next week is off. It seems that Mirko has a minor injury and after consulting with a doctor he has cancelled the fight. He wants to be ready for his MMA fight in July.

While 2007 was the year of the upset, 2008 is shaping up to be the year of the injury.

CR: Japan MMA