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Mirko Cro Cop Considering Retirement After Loss to Dos Santos
Former PRIDE FC champion Mirko Cro Cop might be looking for simpler life after getting destroyed by Junior Dos Santos, Saturday night in Dallas.
“Maybe the ones who have said that I’m done are right. Obviously, I can’t break my mental block in the Octagon. I have twenty years of training like a spartan behind me. It has caught up with me, my body is broken down. I’ve been worn out,”
“I’ve been living a military life for 20 years now. Getting up at 6 am and working hard physically until 8 p.m. I want a normal life. I’m entering a cage and thinking about fishing in Privlaka. You can’t win that way. Maybe I should have quit after I won the [Pride FC] Open Weight Grand Prix.”
“This was not the kind of performance the public pay for. I don’t feel the hunger anymore. I have started playing it safe, I’m not prepared to take risks. [Dos Santos] is younger, more hungry, more aggressive. He wanted to win a lot more.” [Croation NP via FightersOnly]
It will definitely be hard for Cro Cop to ever step into the Octagon again. Will the pressure of his “offer I can refuse” UFC contract keep the Croatian fighter motivated to fight or is it the end for Cro Cop.