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Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic says he’s retiring from MMA

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Legendary Croatian fighter Mirko Filipovic says he has retired from MMA.

The 41-year-old fighter was scheduled to face Anthony Hamilton Nov. 28 at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, South Korea, but a shoulder injury forced him out of the bout and apparently out of the sport altogether.

“Cro Cop” announced the decision in a lengthy, poignant blog post on his official website:

This is not a temporary decision because I was unhappy due to all of that, but it’s my final decision and it’s best for me. Sooner or later the time comes when a man has to think on the health. I had a really long and great career and I believe I left a deep mark in the martial arts, in a free fight and in K-1 and I have no regrets. Thanks to everyone who followed me and supported me, but for me there remains beautiful memories. Greetings!

If he really is done, Filipovic retires with a 31-11-2 record with one no-contest in professional MMA action and a 23-8 record as a professional kickboxer.

He is the only fighter to win both a K-1 kickboxing and Pride Fighting Championships Grand Prix, winning the K-1 World Grand Prix in ….View original article

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