Mirko Cro Cop VS Badr Hari will happen in May in Madrid as the first qualifier round for the K1 Grand Prix. And this fight makes me sad, not because Badr Hari is returning to kickboxing, but because K1 is sending Mirko Cro Crop to the slaughterhouse by putting him against Badr Hari.
If Badr can demolish a prime Gokhan Saki, who reportedly trained incredibly hard for his loss to Badr, imagine what he can do to a badly faded Mirko Cro Cop. At his peak, Mirko’s high kick was the stuff of legends, but when was the last time Mirko has knocked anyone out, much less with his high-kick? He has since lost to Gabriel Gonzaga, Cheick Kongo, and Roy Nelson – men who didn’t even belong in the same ring with him at one point. And now to pit him against perhaps the deadliest kickboxer in the world is ludicrous.
While I have tremendous respect for Cro Cop, this fight will neither be competitive or entertaining, just sad to watch Cro Cop get stopped in the first round. This fight proves nothing for Badr Hari, and I wish it had never been made.