Bellator 216 weigh ins green light the main event grudge match

Well, it’s official. We will get to see Michael Page and Paul Daley try and knock each other’s head off. Literally. Bellator 216 will go down on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with the bitter rivals receiving top billing. Also on the card is heavy hitter Cheick Kongo and a … Read more

Cro Cop returns in September

Cro Cop returns in September to fight in familiar territory for the RIZIN organization. He will face Roque Martinez at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan under RIZIN MMA rules. Cro Cop is on an eight fight win streak with the last four coming in the RIZIN organization. He won the 2016 open weight grand … Read more

Five MORE fighters who fell off hard after being considered world class (part 2)

Once upon a time there were only a handful of stars in MMA. An elite group in Pride and one in the UFC. Then things exploded and more weight classes were added along with more events, and more TV deals. Now there are so many fighters coming and going that it’s hard to keep up. … Read more

Cro Cop talks retirement

Legendary mixed martial arts fighter Mirko Cro Cop (26-7-2, 1 NC MMA, 4-3 UFC) surprised the world this weekend with a submission victory over fellow heavyweight Pat Barry at UFC 115 in Vancouver. Cro Cop is known as one of the most devastating and respected strikers in the history of the sport. His only other … Read more

The Cageside Beat June 13, 2010: UFC 115 recap

Join Brian and Jack for the newest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of Pro MMA Now. Brian and Jack will be discussing this weekend’s UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin event. This episode is brought to you by On Point Athletics, makers of the new Baby Tuff line. To listen to the … Read more

UFC 110 spotlight – Cro Cop vs. Rothwell pre-fight interview *VIDEO*

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (25-7-2, 2-3 UFC) will fight Ben Rothwell (30-7, 0-1 UFC) this Saturday, Feb. 20, at “UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez” at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. Cro Cop is coming off a third round submission-due-to-punches loss to Junior Dos Santos at UFC 103, and Rothwell is coming off a second round … Read more

Contrary to recent reports, Cro Cop not retiring…yet

Mirko is not yet ready to hang it up.

“Cro Cop calls it quits” is just one of the many headlines today on multiple MMA “news” sites that claim the Croatian has retired from the UFC and MMA. It seems, however, that these reports are a bit hasty, and that Mirko is not hanging it up just yet.

The 35-year-old Croatian fighter had this to say, to Index.hr,

“Although it would be for the best to stay out, I would like to do two more contracted fights with the UFC and then end my career. Simply, fights and training are in my blood, I still haven’t made my final decision, it can happen that I finish everything day after tomorrow, but I would like to in fact still do it. After the Dos Santos defeat I was hot and the statements were not founded. Things are not all that black.”

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