MMA CroCop: "I want to retire in 2009"; Wants final fight to be in UFC

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    02/01/09 - CroCop: 'I will retire in 2009'; Wants final fight to be in UFC


    Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filopivic says he will probably retire in 2009 - and he wants his final fight to be in the UFC.

    He told Croatian newspaper Jutarnji (‘Early Riser’) today that he turns 35 later this year and has to give serious thought to quitting MMA.

    Asked about his plans for the year, he said: “I'm not in the years when you can create a long-term plan... today my health is my priority.

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

    He was speaking as it emerged that the operation he requires on his knee has been postponed for nearly two weeks because of flu.

    Filopovic has severe knee damage and needs ligaments repairing, but has to wait until his immune system is strong enough to handle an operation.

    He said that after the operation, he will need three months to recover and then will train “For several weeks” to get fighting fit before competing again.
     
  2. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Sounds about right. It's sad watching your idols become lesser fighters in a sense. I still don't get why Mark Coleman is still fighting, but maybe he'll surprise me in this fight.
     
  3. Sammo

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    the UFC won't sign anyone to a one fight deal unless Cro Cop would be willing to sign a contract saying he wouldn't fight again ever unless it was under the UFC banner
     
  4. checkii

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    They sent him to Japan with the intentions of bringing him back after he strung a few wins together. Sounds like this is exactly what they wanted and is inline with what he wants.

    Not sure who I want to see him fight for his last fight. Preferably someone with bad wrestling who likes to keep their hands low.
     
  5. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    Crocop vs Eddie Sanchez II so he'll end his career with a LHK KO :hs:

    but to be honest i'd like to see redeem himself against Gonzaga, or even Kongo
     
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    He'll lose to kongo in a rematch
     
  7. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    i know :wtc:
     
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    I'll always have respect for CroCop. The man has earned it. I hope he has a very successful year.
     
  9. Titus

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    . kongo is getting better and better
     
  10. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Depending on his health, CC, today, at 100%, I think takes Kongo. Kongo's improvement's have been mostly on the ground. I was actually not that impressed when he fought evanson. And if CC can ride his bike and avoid getting stuck up against the cage, I think he could take him.

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    and i'm glad he's smart enough to retire before he ruins his legacy. And holy shitg he looks older than 35 now. :wtc:
     
  11. Helios

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    Aside from the early UFC's and that streak in the first Pride gran prix Mark Coleman was never really that "great" of a fighter anyway. :o And except for being a step or two slower I don't think he's gotten any worse with age, everyone else is just more well rounded than they used to be.
     
  12. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    :rofl::rofl::bowdown:

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    That's why I don't understand the reason he keeps coming back. Like I knew he was fucked when they announced he was to fight Lesnar, but I still even question him now... I wish he would have retired after the Pride GP.
     
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    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    Did Crocop even finish out his UFC contract?
     
  14. Titus

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    they released him so he could fight in japan and get some confidence back
     
  15. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    in my mind he is already retired :wtc:
     
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    I couldn't really see myself stopping after the GP either. I'd keep coming back if I was getting top competition(which he has).


    To be fair his only losses from the last 8-9 years have been to Fedor(x2), Crocop and Nog. :o
     
  17. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    I want to disagree, but I have a hard time with you :rofl: do post more.
     
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    :bowdown: will do
     
  19. f-g

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    I will always be a crocop fan :wiggle:
     
  20. konrad109

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    Same here, he will always be one of my favorites.

    Gonna be very sad when he retires but I would definetley rather see him retire than try to stay in for too long. 60 pro matches and 14 years of fighting is plenty for anyone.
     
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    guess it was true about all the accumulated injuries
     
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    and his wins have been against Milko Voorn, Don Frye, and Allan Goes.

    in 9 years since the GP.

    /Coleman
     
  23. The Ripper

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    I hope cro cop can get it together for one last hurrah. Id like to see him fight nog and fedor one more time if he could fight them as cro cop of old
     

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