WATCH: Mirko Cro Cop brutalizes opponent for win in Rizin
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MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop continues to specialize in sanctioned violence even into his 40's. The 43-year-old former PRIDE, K-1 and RIZIN Grand Prix Champion stepped in the ring against Tsuyoshi Kosaka in a non-tournament bout at RIZIN's 2017 World Grand Prix Final... and did what Cro Cop does. With the promotion's top shelf production value on display, Mirko showcased his ability to still put together an impressive performance heading into the 18th calendar year of his professional career. Cro Cop dropped Kosaka with right hands against the ropes and blasted him with ground and pound until a ringside official called for the stoppage. After several retirements and un-retirements in recent years, the Croation hinted at another fight in Rizin during 2018. Cro Cop is currently riding an improbable 8 fight win streak, the longest of his storied career.