MMAWeekly (Credit to Zach Arnold, PuroresuPower.com)
As always, our friend Zach Arnold at PuroresuPower.com has his eye on the Japanese scene. According to a news story from a Croatian television station, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic is not entirely thrilled with the way that Josh Barnett has been handling himself leading up to their fight this weekend.
In the report by Arnold, which credits Croatian television station NOVA TV, Filipovic responded to recent comments by Barnett thusly:
“This fight is a new challenge and motivation for me. My life is fighting.”
“He is a cretin. He is not well brought up and he can’t behave like that to other fighters. Barnett is an arrogant idiot and I don’t know why is talking such stupidity. He was talking like this before our first fight, but when he got into the ring, he was so scared that his eyes were as wide as saucers.”
“It would be better for him to shut up and to be modest.”