Done with his UFC contract and fresh off a win over Pat Barry at UFC 117, Mirko Cro Cop talks retirement to a Croatian news site,
“In addition to winning the Pride Grand Prix Finals, it’s my favorite fight of my career [but] most of the training proved to me that I am now too old for this…I don’t know about a new contract with the UFC. I believe that I gave this game a lot, I fought with the greatest fighters,”
“For 20 years I lived this life and now I have no motivation for the fight, no mental strength for all the Spartan training. I am no longer so hungry for victory. I will not stop training, but if I am asleep I’ll stay in bed and practice an hour later.” [Jutarnji]
It is going to be interesting to see if Mirko Cro Cop backs up his statement or give in and that always tempting UFC pot of gold.