Not only did Gonzaga brutally destroy Crocop in the ring, he stole the fucker’s will to fight completely. Reported all over the net first as a rumour a week ago and now confirmed by many outlets, Mirko Crocop plans to retire once the final 4 fights of his UFC contract are up.
In a recent interview, Filipovic, 32, had voiced his interest in revisiting his former trade with the special police. “It was a great time of my life,” he said. “I’m seriously thinking of returning to my unit after I finish my Parliament duties.” Filipovic has six months remaining on his government term.
Of course, it’s more likely that Crocop is just tired of having to drag his way up organization ladders. First K1, then Pride, and now the UFC. I’d be fucking pissed off too if I iced half of the best heavyweights in the world and then had to start from scatch again. I can also understand why he would undertrain. Where’s the motivation?
Anyways, Crocop is always talking about retiring from fighting, but I think he’s like a junkie: he hates it but he loves it. He’s going to push himself hard to establish a legacy with these last four fights, and then he’ll just get caught back up with the quest to be the #1 heavyweight in the world.