LAS VEGAS - There was a time, not all that long ago, when stepping into
the cage with striking specialist Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic was considered an awfully risky proposition.
But with Filipovic currently mired in 2-3 slump, the aura of invincibility that he once carried into combat no longer exists.
Nevertheless, his UFC 137 opponent, Roy Nelson,
believes Filipovic is still a worthy opponent. Sure, the losses have
damaged the Croatian's fighting reputation, but Nelson believes it's