Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic is out of the UFC Fight Night 79 co-main event in Seoul, and appears to be finished fighting, as well.
Cro Cop posted the news on his Facebook page on Monday, stating, “I had to unfortunately cancel the contest in Seoul,” meaning his Nov. 28 bout with Anthony Hamilton in Seoul, South Korea.
The former Pride Open Weight Grand Prix champion said that he injured his shoulder and, try as he might, was unsuccessful in utilizing various treatments to rehabilitate the injury in time to save the fight. He tried “daily therapies of blood plasma and various cocktails of drugs,” but none worked. He couldn’t afford the prescribed two to three weeks of rest in the middle of camp and still be prepared to face Hamilton.
Aside from pulling out of the fight with Hamilton, Cro Cop also sounds as if he is pulling the plug on his career… again.
“I am aware that I have come to the end of his martial training,” said Cro Cop, adding that he has been through numerous operations over the course of his career and that his body has become more and more prone to ….View original article