Mirko Filipović is a Croatian heavyweight mixed martial artist, kickboxer, boxer, politician, and law enforcement officer.
Filipović is the 2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix Champion and the 2012 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion becoming the second fighter in the world to win mixed martial arts and kickboxing championships and tournaments. He is also a former IGF World Heavyweight Champion. His nickname, Cro Cop, short for “Croatian Cop”, comes from his membership in the Lučko Anti-Terrorist Unit, Croatia’s elite Police Special Forces tactical unit.
Filipović’s signature move was his lightning quick left head-kick, once famously described as “right leg, hospital; left leg, cemetery.” He was a successful amateur boxer and medalled numerous times in international competition, and was also a member of Croatia’s world team when he competed at the 1997 Amateur Boxing World Championships.
From 23 December 2003 until 11 January 2008 he served as a Member of Parliament for the 1st electoral district. He was elected as an independent candidate on the party list of the Social Democratic Party. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirko_Filipovi%C4%87
Born: 10 September 1974, Vinkovci, Vukovar-Srijem County, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (today Croatia)
Alias: Cro Cop
Height / Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) / 232 lb (105 kg; 16.6 st)
Rank Black belt in Tae Kwon Do
In Young Age
In the 2004-05 season of the Croatian Second Football League, Mirko played for his hometown football club, HNK Cibalia, participating in the final 8 minutes of a match against HNK Vukovar.
Mirko Filipovic Wife And Family
Filipović and his wife Claudio have two sons
Mirko Filipovic Training, Workout
Mirko Filipovic Trainer
Ivan Hippolyte, Stipe Drviš, Mario Mlinarić