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Crocop is ready to spend his money

Who doesn’t love a heartwarming tale of CroCop’s retirement? Here’s Stitch Duran talking to MMA Junkie:

“I was at the weigh-ins, and when I saw ‘Cro Cop,’ he came up to me – the ‘Cro Cop’ I was never used to seeing in Japan, where he never spoke to anybody – he comes up and gives me a hug,” Duran today told Radio ( “The first thing he asks me is, ‘Are you going to be able wrap my hands?’ Then he tells me, ‘This is going to be my last fight.’

“I said, ‘Oh, absolutely – especially if this is going to be your last fight. It’s going to be a big honor for me to say I went in there and wrapped your hands.'”

“I got into the dressing room, and I got in there a little bit earlier than normal to wrap their hands,” Duran said. “‘Cro Cop’ and I literally sat there for a good five minutes and just chatted. It’s something I never really have had – and probably a lot of people haven’t had – the opportunity to do.

“The first thing I asked him is, ‘What are you going to do when you retire?’ He says, ‘Spend my money.’ Then he turns his chair around, and we’re making eye contact and talking, and he says, ‘You know, ‘Stitch,’ I’m tired. Today is 20 years from the time that I had my first fight. My body is beat up. I’ve had six surgeries. I got cut six weeks ago in training. I’m tired.'”

“The thing that really got me, ironically, was he said, ‘I’ve been all over the world, but I’ve never seen anything because I’m always in my hotel room, locked down, or I’m always in the gym. When I’m training, everything is just training, training, training. It’s time for me to spend time with my family and rest,'” Duran said. “That came straight from his heart to me. I thought that was very sincere, and I was glad to be a part of that.”

  • Reverend Clint

    duran duran duran

    well atleast cro cop has the money to retire unlike some other ex pride fighters who just keep going

  • Danjo

    Cro Cop, God bless him. He magically turned to shit in the UFC, but anyone who cares about MMA knows how much he fucking rocked back in the day.

    He’s earned his rest, and good for him that he made some bank during his journey to here.

    Duran, he’s one top notch motherfucker himself. Respect to them both.

  • Blackula Jonez

    He may have stuck around a bit too long but at least he finally put his active fighting career behind him.

    Thanks for the memories Mirko, enjoy your family and what you have earned.


    Props to Stitch for getting the story out.

  • Omomatta

    Jesus. I would have never known Stitch was such a freaking MMA fanboy. I wonder if he asked to cup check him before the fight too? “HE MADE EYE CONTACT! HE MADE EYE CONTACT! WE SHARED A MOMENT!!”

    Good story though.

  • frickshun

    ^^Way to ruin the moment you fucking heartless asshole.

  • Danjo

    Frick, I’m sorry….. are you new here?

  • frickshun

    ^^Way to ruin the sarcasm you thick skulled newb.

  • iamphoenix

    If I forget to bring my phone to play stupid zombies as I poop, I feel like I let my feces down.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ “I feel like I let my feces down”

    ….isnt that the point of pooping?

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    So happy this cat can relax now.

  • Carcass

    Thank you for all the good times Mr Filipovic.  Enjoy your wealth, you’ve earned it.

  • SST


    note to self: Don’t tell Stitch anything I don’t everyone else to know.

  • MadMan

    Maybe NOW that cheap bastard will buy himself a new pair of shorts :)

    seriously though…Crocop and his shorts (and head kicks) will always reside in that special part of my psyche that’s reserved for legends. Live well champ!

  • Jarman

    Jawsh- my thoughts exactly, unless phoenix is a fecalpheliac? My shitplaydar is going crazy.

  • Danjo

    Rumor is Cro Cop is going sailing

  • iamphoenix

    Is a fecalpheliac a hipster who shits on himself?

  • frickshun

    If I shit myself once, does that make me a fecalpheliac?

  • G Funk

    No, but when you smeared it under your eyes and played “quarterback”? Well…

  • Letibleu

    Why would someone develop a shitplaydar?

    My cousin went through medical school  and his job is now to sit in a laboratory and examine/analyze human feces samples all day.. Next time one of you think your job sucks, remember this comment.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I felt bad about my job tonight, but then I remembered your cousin was an imbecile and felt better immediately.

  • iamphoenix

    This one time I shit 30 inches. One piece was 20. the other was 10. Shit goes in, shit goes out. You can’t explain that.

  • G Funk

    My cousin got you beat. He shit a perfect elephant ear once. Swirled to perfection without a break from start to finish.

  • Letibleu

    Did he say if he stayed static on the seat or was dynamic motion required?

  • G Funk

    He din’t move. His asshole is an artist.