by MMAWeekly.com Staff
"Cro Cop" Filipovic on Wednesday announced via his href="http://www.mma-id.com/CROCOP/?mod=blog&uid=35&blid=1096">official
blog that he will fight Hong Man Choi as part of
the Dec. 31 Fields Dynamite!! event put on by FEG.
features both mixed martial arts and K-1 kickboxing
bouts. Cro Cop’s fight will be contested under MMA rules.
excited to let you know that I have accepted DREAM’s
offer to fight against Hong-man Choi on December 31
at Dynamite show," he wrote in his blog. "We arranged all details and
the contract has been signed – the fight is officially on."
announcement by Cro Cop ends speculation that he would rematch Alistair Overeem
or possibly face K-1 fighter Badr Hari.
must say I’m happy with this opportunity to fight again in this year. This
wasn’t the best year for me and I’m hoping that I’ll end it in a good
spirit," he continued.
I’m still having some difficulties with my old injuries there won’t be any
excuses left in case of a bad result. I’ll handle (these) issues in January,
but against Choi, I’ll be ready and nothing will stop
me this time. I’ll just do my best and end this year with a win hopefully. Then
I’ll focus on 2009 and work on the further steps in my career."