News and Notes
- Former PRIDE announcer Frank Trigg will be handling the play-by-play duties for CFFC V: Mercer vs. Kimbo.
- The Fight Network is reporting that UFC heavyweight Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic intends to retire from MMA after his contract with the UFC is up.
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic announced today on Croatian television his intentions to retire from mixed martial arts after his contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship expires, says Nikkan Sports. Cro Cop says he has four fights remaining on his contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion, beginning with his next fight he confirmed for September 8’s UFC 75 in London, England.
- The weigh-ins for UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson will be televised live on ESPNews at 4pm PT/7pm ET.
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