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No Mirko till September

I dunno why it seems so hard to get all those former PRIDE superstars into the ring/cage. I think I’d have an easier time getting Mandy Moore to let me put a dead squirrel in her vagina than sort out the magic condition where the stars are in alignment and guys like Fedor or Mirko or Mark Hunt can fight. This time we’ve got Mirko CroCop pulling out of DREAM.5 (which follows him pulling out of DREAM.4, which follows him fighting some fatty at DREAM.1):

unfortunately I have some bad news- I won’t be fighting at DREAM 5 at all. I was about to face Jerome LeBanner but he decided to fight in K1 against Schilt. Mighty Mo was the alternative and I accepted this challenge, but unfortunately Mighty Mo pulled off from the fight. I was ready to face Mo, but maybe this scenario wasn’t that bad for me at all and I’ll tell you why.

I’ve been having problems with my right elbow for years and the injury got even worse over last 6 months. I’m already receiving a proper treatment but the recovery won’t happen over night. The second problem is a knee injury, something that troubles me for quite a while. I had difficulties using my kicks and over last few weeks I focused more on boxing and grappling. I really wanted to fight on July 21 and I was even ignoring doctor’s suggestions, but now I’ve rached the point from which I can’t continue with my normal training regiment due to my injuries.

This sucks for all of us who can no longer wear our Croat-checkered undies with pride until Mirko comes back and beats someone respectable. But I’ll be patient and wait, because I like Mirko and he’s entertained me greatly over the years. One caveat though: if he ends up facing another tubbo nobody, that’s it. I’m done with him.