UFC News: Cro Cop Looking At January For Comeback

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Updated: November 10, 2007

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In a recent interview, Mirko Cro Cop told Dnevnik.hr, he is going to be fighting in January:

Dnevnik.hr: Is CroCop back?

Mirko: CroCop is recovered, it will take a month to begin with sparrings again, although I have a special helmet for protection.
The stripes are affecting my visibility so it’s not like the real thing, but the regular sparring sessions start in about a
month.

I think my next fight is going to happen in January.

Cro Cop changes his attitude on retiring, even bringing up Randy Couture as inspiration to keep fighting:

Dnevnik.hr: Did you think about ending your career?

Mirko: I did think of it the night after my last defeat, but I’m not going to end my career soon. I will have 5 or 6 fights at least. Maybe even more, who can tell. Every fight could be your last one. You can suffer from a fatal injury, you can break your leg or arm. If I’ll be able to fight I’ll fight, it’s my life and my choice and I enjoy doing it.
I have a very strong motive, especially beacuse of number of “€žwise“ Internet users saying that I’m done. I will prove they were wrong.

Dnevnik.hr: Did you ever think about taking a year off to rest and come back stronger?

Mirko: In my case that would be a very long break. Of course, I would train a lot still if it would happen. Sometime you have to end your career, in a year, 3 or 5 years, or even 10 years – look at Randy Couture, he was the champion at 44. I will always train hard, but long breaks like that are not for me.

6 Comments

  1. steve

    November 9, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    I know crocop has went down hill but I stil like to see him fight. The guy is a legend. I think that the reason he is losing is because of him losing the hunger. In this business you have got to be hungry. CroCop use to be but he lost it somewhere and needs to get it back. Just Like Tito Ortiz!

  2. Strunky

    November 10, 2007 at 1:55 am

    I agree. In a sport where there are many very talented athletes, it's the drive that often defines victory.

  3. Realwun

    November 10, 2007 at 3:36 am

    You guys are right, he didn't look like the same guy I saw chasing Wandi down and delivering pinpoint damage. It sounds like the surgery has given him a new confidence.

  4. Leet

    November 10, 2007 at 4:46 am

    I like the picture where Ali looks like she is figuring out the best solution to world peace…lol.

  5. Joe

    November 11, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Leet….You beat me to it. lol….

  6. Morey

    November 12, 2007 at 4:36 am

    haha. thats a blonde kodac moment for sure.

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