Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. Photo property of PRIDE FC Worldwide.
“Often things can get on top of you but I cannot say that I don’t love this sport. It’s hard for me to decide now but I think that I will do these last two fights for UFC. This [fighting] thing is stronger than me. Sometimes the mind says yes but the heart says no. I thank everyone for their support, for watching and following me, but I hate that I am expected to answer to people. This is my decision. My blood, my sweat, my tears - as such I don’t owe anybody anything. The day I say I won’t do it anymore I’ll stick to my word. But I still haven’t said that and I haven’t decided that this is the end. I know I must rest well and decide.”
— Longtime PRIDE standout Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic tells Croatian newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija that he yet to make an official decision regarding the remainder of his professional MMA career following his latest defeat to Junior Dos Santos at UFC 103 last weekend.