MikeSwick.com is on location in Tokyo for the RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović sat down and spoke with us about all things Rizin. He touches on King Mo, Wanderlei Silva, and the Rizin Grand Prix.
Mirko was business as usual. Cro Cop showed his expected distaste for Wanderlei Silva. After Silva backed out of their quarterfinal fight, the 2 have been verbally sparring through social media. Mirko continued the jabs and called Silva “a mouse”.
Other fighters in the open weight Grand Prix tournament include:
King Mo Lawal, Amir Aliakbari, Heath Herring, Valentin Moldavsky, Szymon Bajor, Baruto and Tsuyoshi Kosaka.
We expect the fights to be a fantastic way to end 2016. Look out for behind the scenes activities as well. The MMA hate triangle between Crop Cop, Silva, and Krazy Horse will be must see tv!
Video By: Doug Rothwell
We have full access and will continue posting videos pertaining to everything Rizin! Keep checking back on mikeswick.com for all the latest news.
RIZIN Fighting Federation (RIZIN FF) is a Japanese regional mixed martial arts organization. It was created in 2015 by the former Pride FC president Nobuyuki Sakakibara.
RIZIN FF will broadcast on Spike TV in. The same network that houses Bellator MMA. Other official partnering broadcasters will be SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Fuji Television, Fox Sports Brazil, Kix and Match TV.