Mirko CroCop not retiring:
"I don’t know. First of all I will take a rest, definitely I will talk with Lorenzo [Fertitta, UFC owner]. I closed this last contract with him and yes I will definitely talk with him. But I really cannot say right now if I will continue fighting. I think for me to keep fighting, the conditions would have to be right," the MMA legend told us when we asked what he had planned.
"What I mean by that is, first of all the fights have to be inspiring. It has to be an opponent that makes me inspired to go through eight weeks of hell with [trainer Ivan] Hippolyte. People say to me, "Couture has 46, 47 years and he is still fighting, so you still have many years left". But people forget, he has had 16 or 17 fights altogether in his career.
"I have 35 in MMA and 26 in K-1 and then 44 amateur boxing matches before that - I have had three times more fights than Randy. So of course I am not old in years, but believe me, I have been around!" Filipovic added.
HT Fighters Only Magazine