Cro Cop On DREAM 10 Card

Rear NakedSenior Analyst IJune 18, 2009

CHICAGO- OCTOBER 25:  Anderson Silva (L) punches Patrick Cote in the Middleweight Title Bout at UFC's Ultimate Fight Night at Allstate Arena on October 25, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Mirko Cro Cop will face Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga July 20 at DREAM 10.

There has been considerable Mirko bashing since he fled the UFC after EPKO-ing Al Turk. I'm just as pissed as everyone else, but lets remember this is not Pride Cro Cop. In the UFC, he'd have had all kinds of trouble with the top guys (the ones he claims he wanted to fight).

Whenever the UFC put him into the cage with Lesnar, Mir, Couture, Carwin, or Velasquez, he was losing. It was inevitable, and in a way I'm happy to see it end this way. I don't want to watch anymore former Pride greats get dominated.

In Japan, he can end his career against mediocre competition and hold onto the last shred of his past dominance. Kick dudes in the head, cash your checks, and ride off into the sunset Mirko. I'm fine with it.

Josh Gross reporting.