Mirko Cro Cop Looking To Retire In 2009, Expecting Big UFC Sendoff

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Updated: January 3, 2009
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Once consider top MMA heavyweight, Mirko Cro Cop told Fighters Only Magazine:

“I believe that during 2009 I will fight three more times for Dream, then I hope for a farewell fight in the UFC.”

Cro Cop is expected to have knee surgery in a couple of weeks, which could take him out of training for three months. Then some fights for DREAM, and a possible UFC sendoff sometime in late 2009.

“I’m not in the years when you can create a long-term plan… today my health is my priority.”

10 Comments

  1. DanP

    January 3, 2009 at 4:08 am

    seems a low key end to a good career… doesn't seem that long ago that he was the number 1 Pride FC wrecking machine… who's he gonna fight in the UFC – Chuck Liddell at a catch weight around 220 would be great!

  2. Shogun of Harlem

    January 3, 2009 at 6:22 am

    sad ending to a great fighter. i would like to see him retire on top not like this.

  3. dane drebin

    January 3, 2009 at 10:21 am

    hopefully the ufc takes him up on his offer and gives him someone good to fight. i bet if mirko wins all of those fights he will change his mind and stay a little longer.

  4. derek

    January 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    a rematch with gonzaga or kongo would be excellent.

  5. dane drebin

    January 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    eh id rather see him fight a real name like randy, chuck, mir, or even shogun

  6. T.R.

    January 5, 2009 at 6:10 am

    let him have a rematch with nog, they both seem to be slowing down.

  7. e dub

    January 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    cro cop would eat chuck alive if dana had the balls to make the match…but seeing chuck lose makes him wet the bed!!!

  8. Rory

    March 2, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    yeah a send off vs nog would be good, i would like to see cro cop vs antoni hardonk

  9. JHON CARDENAS

    May 26, 2009 at 9:02 am

    MIRKO PARA MI SE RETIRARA COMO LOS GRANDES COMO FUE ANDY HUG YA LO VERAN

  10. RUBEN ESCOBAR

    May 26, 2009 at 9:12 am

    PARA MI ES LA MEJOR PATADA DEL MUNDO QUE NADIE LE VA A IGUALAR,QUE ES UNA TRISTESA QUE SE RETIRE SIN HABER GANADO A CACHETON OSEA FEDOR EMELIANENKO.

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