The three knockout losses in a row in the UFC haven’t shaken Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic’s resolve. The legend of the Pride FC ring is already planning his return, even after having undergone surgery to fix an injury suffered ten days before facing Roy Nelson at UFC 137.
“I’m very grateful to the UFC. I regret not having achieved my objectives in the promotion, and I know I didn’t meet expectations. They paid me very well. I’m really sorry about it; I tried my best, I was professional, and I did my best in preparing for the fight. But to be honest, after the Pride Grand Prix I didn’t have the motivation to continue,” says Cro Cop in the video below.
“I have a few offers to fight, but first I need to get completely healthy. Unfortunately, I can’t move my arm until December 20, but my plan is to fight in 2012 at Zagreb Arena on March 10, facing a top K-1 fighter. That will be the best cure for Croatia’s fight fans. I want to put on a show for my fans in Zagreb,” he added in the interview on Canal Fight website.
What about you, do you think it will be merely a farewell fight for Cro Cop, or could he be planning to keep going afterwards? Let us know what you think in the comments section below: