Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic is finished with MMA for good but is not finished competing.
According to his management he is “going to try and win the K-1 tournament” this year, in keeping with his lifelong dream.
CroCop met with reporters in his home city of Zagreb yesterday to discuss a March 10 fight with Ray Sefo. The match had originally been billed as a ‘farewell fight’ but CroCop now seems to have had second thoughts about hanging up the gloves.
“I think it is important to say this event is named ‘CroCop: Final Fight’ but that doesn’t mean that this is Mirko’s farewell fight. No way,” his manager Orsat Zovko said.
“Its true he is done with the UFC, he isn’t going to fight in the cage anymore, but plans are to keep him among the elite and try and win the K-1 tournament this year.”
On Thursday, CroCop confirmed in a text message to Fighters Only writer John O'Regan, "I'll try this year - if the K-1 happens."