In post UFC 81 comments, Dana White set a deadline for Mirko Cro Cop to agree to a fight or retire.
“We’re waiting to hear from him,” said White, “We told him we’d wait for him to make a decision, but he’s not making a decision……The deadline is pretty much up, and I need decision from him by Monday (February 4)”
This statement comes just days after Mirko Cro Cops website released this statement:
“Mirko is focused on only one thing lately – to get back on track,” a message on the web site reads. “His training regiment has been changed and now with Marijan Zizanovic, his former trainer, Mirko looks for a strong comeback. The details about his next fights are still not available, but it seems that Cro Cop will come back stronger once again.”