According to a translation by Robert K over at FreeFightVideos.com of a Sportal website news item, Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic has re-signed with DREAM in a three-fight extension that will see him possibly take on rival Alistair Overeem in a K-1 rules match in July:
Mirko Cro Cop will return to Japan for his comeback fight after today announcing a three fight deal with FEG, the parent company of Dream and K1. Leading Croatian sports website Sportal broke the news. Cro Cop's first fight will most likely take place in July.
“The wish of the Japanese promotions is for me to fight Overeem in a K1 rules bout in July. I’m all for continuing our battle from last year.” said Cro Cop.
The Japanese promotion Dream where quick to react after it was revealed that Cro Cop was close to signing a deal with the UFC. Dream has offered Cro Cop three fights, two under mixed martial arts rules. One of those could be a December bout with Fedor Emelianenko. Since his 2005 loss to Fedor, Cro Cop has had a strong desire to rematch the worlds best MMA heavyweight
Rumors are also swirling that Mirko will be included in a potential Heavyweight Grand Prix by the promotion. Names such as Fedor Emelianenko, Sergei Kharitonov, Semmy Schilt, Gilbert Yvel, Alistair Overeem, and potentially Mark Hunt have all been rumored to possibly be in the mix for the Grand Prix.
UPDATE: Added the Sportal.hr Website Link. This is the specific article that was translated by Robert K.
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