Everyone thought that Mirko was getting the ol’ forced retirement from Dana White following his losses to Frank Mir and Brendan Schaub. Dana even went so far as to declare the end at a press conference following the Schaub knockout. But everyone knows that Dana has a fanboy g-spot tucked deep inside and Crocop knows how to get up there and tickle it:
UFC president Dana White on Wednesday said that Cro Cop asked for and will receive the final agreed-upon fight from his contract at a future date to be determined.
White stated that he and Cro Cop (27-9-2, 1 no decision) had made a deal, and he would “honor my deal.” He offered no further details as to when or who he would face in the bout.
“Do I think he should have retired? Yeah,” White said. “But I don’t think he’s in one of these situations like Chuck Liddell, who needed to retire right then. He’s a man, a grown man, and if he wants to continue to fight, that’s his right. And he still has a fight with me.”
Let’s just pray that the UFC puts him in a fight that fans actually care about for once. No more Ben Rothwells, Pat Barrys, or Mostapha Al-Turks. Give us at least one fucking PRIDE legacy fight, huh Zuffa? Just goddamn one??? Mark Hunt is still on your roster. Or we could wait until Big Nog’s new hips get tested out against Brendan Schaub and make that fight. I guess a rematch with Cheick Kongo would also be acceptable if the cheating Frenchman promised not to pulverize Mirko’s nuts again. Just … something interesting.