I’m not sure what the UFC plans for Mirko Cro Cop after his disappointing fight with Frank Mir, but the once feared Croatian striker isn’t spewing retirement talk like he normally doses after a hard loss.
“I think [the crowd] expected a more aggressive fight. I prepared as much as I could with all the injuries that have followed me. Also, I was sick [in Indianapolis]. I did not want to fight aggressive until the third round but he hit me with the knee…. Mir did not want dynamic fight. I was told not to push it till the third round. I was going to spend last two minutes attacking. I did not see the knee. ….I don’t think I was disgraced in this fight because I accepted it at the last moment. After Pat Barry I said that would be my last fight but I fought again. I need to rest and cure my injuries, I have a lot of injuries. This year of course I will not fight. I have the option for two more fights. Knowing myself, I will do both.”
UFC 119 “Mir vs Cro Cop” — Sept. 25th from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Heavyweights Frank Mir and Mirko Cro Cop face of in the main event. Light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will take on two time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler Ryan Bader. Also, the former UFC lightweight champion Matt Serra takes on hometown boy Chris “Lights Out” Lytle.
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