The video above is of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovich, in all likelihood, the most frightening human on the planet. I don’t know if it’s his expressionless gaze, dull, lifeless eyes, Damon Bailey-esque buzzcut, or the fact that he could kill me with his bare hands (and probably enjoy it) but the dude is scary.
Cro Cop is slated to fight Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 70 “Nations Collide” this Saturday, at 9 p.m. on Spike TV – yes you can watch it for free. The winner of that fight will be given a title shot against UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture on August 25. It will be Cro Cop’s second UFC fight, after demolishing the previously unbeaten Eddie Sanchez at just 4:33 into the first round back in February.
Want to know why we love this guy? Well, as if that video wasn’t enough, here’s some background on him. He’s 32-years-old, is a former commando for the Croatian Police anti-terrorist unit, was elected to a seat in the Croatian Parliament in November 2003, his left kicks have been know to snap ribs and break jaws, he was even signed by the Croatian soccer team HNK Cibalia in 2005. He won the 2006 PRIDE Fighting Open-weight Grand Prix, though truthfully, we have no idea what that means. We’re assuming it just reaffirms the fact that he’s good at what he does. Oh yeah, and he also tends to beat the ever-lovin’ piss out of everyone he faces.
Still not convinced? Go here, here and here – the last one is my personal favorite. Or you could just tune in to Spike TV on Saturday night and see what you think. We predict something badass will happen.
*Sorry, we forgot to add that the audio is NSFW