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MMA Legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ saves dog shot by Hitman

MMA Legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ saves dog shot by Hitman

Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic was once the baddest man walking the face of the planet, having had fought some of the toughest and most legendary mixed martial arts and kickoboxing matches in history.  He’s gone to war with Fedor Emelianenko, Wanderlei Silva, Mark Hunt, Antonio Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira and many more, compiling a 28-11-2 record over 12 years in the sport.

But all that action inside the cage may not define the man that he is, it is his soft spoken loveable personality outside the cage that proves he is not a machine built solely for battle, but a kind, gentle human-being.

The fighter who was also a member of the Croatian Parliament and also a police officer (which earned him the nickname Cro Cop) help to save the life a poor dog shot and left to die.

In the Croatian village of Orehovec lived a cowardly man who wanted to kill his dog, Olly.

However the man was so cheap that rather than pay the $50 it would cost to euthanize the K-9 he hired a hitman to shoot the defenseless dog for just $7.

He told him to throw the dog into the Drava river. The hitman completed the task but he too sucked and didn’t even kill the dog, instead, he shot him with a shotgun, and threw him in the river and left him there to die.

Luckily for Olly, Pawel Brodzky was out fishing with his son, heard the noise, and went to investigate.

“My son saw him,” said Pawel. “The dog was floating like a log in front of us and suddenly the front paw began moving as if it was waving to us.”

He saw the hitman putting his gun into the trunk of a car, and took down the license plate number. And he pulled the dog from the icy water, and took him to a vet.

After Cro Cop learned of what happened he contacted the Veterinary Office and offered to pay for the medical expenses so that the dog could be saved.

Both the dog owner and hired hitman were arrested and will face criminal charges.  Olly is expected to live.

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Eric Kowal

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