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Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic looks to return to MMA
August 08, 2012 (14:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
At 37 years old, Croatian combat-sports legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic believes he will again compete in MMA.
Despite walking away from the Ultimate Fighting Championship after an October loss to Roy Nelson, Filipovic told MMAjunkie.com and USA TODAY Sports that he is training in the sport and envisions a return to MMA.
"Concerning my retirement from the UFC, I said it was my last fight for the UFC and last fight on the present contract, but I did not say, 'I won't keep fighting,'" Filipovic said.
Strikeforce vet Ray Sefo announces kickboxing match with Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic
January 21, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Two-time Strikeforce vet and former kickboxing world champion Ray Sefo
will face Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in a striking-rules contest.
The bout, which had been rumored for several weeks, is now official according to Sefo, who announced the fight via Twitter.
"Some news for you all," Sefo wrote. "My fight with Mirko 'Cro Cop' has been confirmed for March 10."
Cutman 'Stitch' Duran: 'Cro Cop' planned retirement even before UFC 137 loss
October 31, 2011 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
After suffering a hard-fought third-round TKO loss to Roy Nelson this past Saturday night, UFC
heavyweight contender Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic
announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
And while Filipovic hinted at the move prior to this past weekend's UFC
137 event, many fans and pundits wondered aloud of a win would have kept
the Croatian striker in the game.
According to veteran cutman Jacob "Stitch" Duran, it likely wouldn't
have made a difference. Duran said Filipovic's decision had already been
Though content with career, UFC 137's 'Cro Cop' says another loss would be a 'disaster'
October 27, 2011 (16:20) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
LAS VEGAS - A softer side - in fact, a jovial and even comedic side - has come out of Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic ahead of Saturday's UFC 137 fight with Roy Nelson.
The heavyweight fighter's UFC career long has been identified by unrivaled stoicism, but lately, the dangerous Croatian striker has loosened up.
Even with a two-fight losing streak staring him in the face, Filipovic told MMAjunkie.com he's got every reason be proud of his once-illustrious career. But admittedly, another loss would be a personal disaster, he said.
Roy Nelson vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic official for UFC 137 in October
July 15, 2011 (00:20) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
As expected Roy Nelson and fellow heavyweight Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic will meet in October at UFC 137.
MMAjunkie.com passed along news of the bout on Wednesday, and UFC executives since have made it official and stated verbal agreements are in place for the fight.
UFC 137 takes place Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Roy Nelson targeted for UFC 137
July 13, 2011 (23:35) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
It could be a "loser leaves town" match.
On the heels of multiple setbacks, heavyweights Roy Nelson and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic are
expected to fight at UFC 137, which takes place Oct. 29 at the Mandalay
Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Filipovic today broke the news in an interview with Croatian sports show
"Gol," and sources close to the event today confirmed the matchup with
Mirko Filipovic to meet Roy Nelson at UFC 137
July 13, 2011 (22:20) [ Indexed from MMA HQ
Mirko Filipovic (27-9 MMA, 4-5 UFC) will seemingly get one more roll of the dice and the chance to finish out his current UFC contract. Cro Cop revealed to fightsite.hr that he would be facing Roy Nelson (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 137 which is scheduled to take place on October 29th in Las [...]
Dana White: Following UFC 128 loss, Mirko "Cro Cop" headed to retirement
March 20, 2011 (10:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
NEWARK, N.J. - Following back-to-back losses and his steady descent in the world heavyweight rankings, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic apparently is headed into retirement.
And following Filipovic's loss to Brendan Schaub at Saturday's UFC 128 event, UFC president Dana White told MMAjunkie.com he doesn't expect much push back from the fighter.
"I don't think I'd have an argument from 'Cro Cop,'" he said.
Brendan Schaub vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic official for UFC 128
January 11, 2011 (22:50) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
A heavyweight bout between Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and "The Ultimate Fighter 10" runner-up Brendan Schaub is set for UFC 128.
MMAjunkie.com passed along news of the bout this past month, and UFC executives today made it official.
UFC 128 takes place March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and the night's main card airs on pay-per-view.
Brendan Schaub gets Mirko Filipovic instead of Frank Mir at UFC 128
December 29, 2010 (20:10) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
A sudden switch in opponents has installed Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in a main-card match with Brendan Schaub at UFC 128.
Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com that verbal agreements are in place for the heavyweight contest and contracts are nearly finalized. "Fighters Only" first reported the pairing.
Although not officially announced by the promotion, UFC 128 takes place March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
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