BARNETT HAS HARSH WORDS FOR CRO COP
10/10/2005

Things are heating up as PRIDE FIGHTING'S next event, FULLY LOADED, approaches. Scheduled on the fight card is the long-awaited rematch between Croatian Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and American Josh "The Babyface Assassin" Barnett.

The two originally fought back on October 31, 2004 at HIGH OCTANE with Cro Cop taking the win via submission in only 46 seconds. However, the submission came after Barnett sustained a major shoulder injury. Now healthy again, Barnett looks for revenge, while Cro Cop looks to re-establish himself in the heavyweight rankings.

Said Barnett, "The last time was a fluke. This time will be different. For me this isn't a new fight, but the finish to the first. I will show Mirko what total defeat feels like. Mirko, I hope you're strong and ready for our fight because I want no excuses and no reasons why you lost. Get ready!"

PRIDE FIGHTING'S FULLY LOADED is scheduled to premiere on North American pay per view on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT.