UFC 128: Brendan Schaub On Fighting Mirko Cro Cop, The Hybrid

The Ultimate Fighter alum Brendan Schaub talks about fighting the legend Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 128, the history of his nickname and the possibility of changing it to Brendan Schaub WOW

Brendan Schaub “No hugging, No high-fives” With Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic

No easy task: After an impressive win over Gabriel Gonzaga, UFC fighter Brendan Schaub will look for a repeat performance against a respected MMA veteran Mirko CroCop.

“I think guys get so caught up in respecting Mirko so much they don’t approach him with a killer instinct. They don’t look for the finish. If you look at his last few fights he fought some tough guys, Frank Mir and Pat Barry, but they go out there and show him too much respect,” he explained.

“I respect the guy just as much as those guys do if not more. It was the same with Gonazaga. I respect these guys so much that I give them the best fight I can on the night. That’s my way of showing respect to these guys – I go in there and try and take their heads off. I put the pressure on them…There’s going to be no high-fiving. There’s going to be no hugging. I can tell you that.” [FightersOnly]

The two are scheduled to face off at UFC 128 on March 19th at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

UFC 128: Mirko Cro Cop vs. Brendan Schaub In The Works

According to FightersOnly, Mirko Cro Cop and Brendan Schaub have agreed to fight at UFC 128 on March 19th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Rumored Fightcard

Maurício Shogun Rua vs. Rashad Evans
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Brendan Schaub
Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau