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Crocop hasn’t quit yet

Oh, the fun and speculation that’s been swirling around everyone’s favorite PRIDE flunk-out. One day you hear that Mirko’s ripping Danny Glover quotes from Lethal Weapon, and others you hear he’s acting like a 14 year old girl and not returning the UFC’s phone calls.

Of course, if you ever really want to know what’s going on with Mirko Crocop, you can just go onto the forums there where half his training team posts. From there you can verify reports that Mirko isn’t thinking about quitting and has just had surgery to fix a fucked up septum:

Crocop said “When I went up to the doctor, he didn’t believe the state my nose was in. He didn’t even believe that I was an athlete. He said that my nose would account for at least a 50% decrease in my stamina.” CroCop also removed the small UFC-cage he had in his house; he decided to switch to the official-size cage.

I’m glad to hear that Mirko isn’t considering retirement just yet – the UFC can boo-hoo over the fact that he’s being payed a fuckload to lose but I’ll buy every PPV he’s on because win or lose I want to see him fight. Obviously I’d rather see him fight big names, but I’ll also settle for a potential route against a tomato can.

  • garth says:

    a couple losses do not a fighter’s career make. Let’s see how he rebounds. Some guys, I don’t give a shit if the UFC drops, like Babalu, but Mirko is a legend, and should be in the octagon again. Fuck, I’d pay to watch him lose, as long as he does it in more impressive fashion than the Kongo fight. That was a little dull despite the constant stress of a potential knockout

  • ajadoniz says:


  • ajadoniz says:

    not to garth, but fightlinker.

  • charlie says:

    “He said that my nose would account for AT LEAST a 50% decrease in my stamina.”


  • ajadoniz says:

    lol sry. maybe nxt time

  • ted dibiase says:

    id be really disappointed if he left mma for politics or the police force.

    he was beating kongo

    i dont think he can take randy but the 205 class is already stacked and the ufc needs him to get some excitement back in the hws so fuck him dropping the weight.

    match him up vs tim sylvia

    crocop is like tito. not the best, but he sells.

  • John says:

    i broke my nose wrestling and it is 100% deviated on one side. that means i cant breath out of that side at all. so it really just leads to more mouth breathing

  • Mobb Deep says:

    Win or lose, Cro Cop is always entertaining. I’d buy any PPV hes on too. Still hoping he starts to terrorize the HW division.

  • Mr. Theplague says:

    Hence my question about the nasal surgery for the mailbag. Which you should have answered. Cause it was serious.

  • Teufel says:

    Many many fighters have come back from back to back losses to eventually gain world titles in both UFC and Pride. Give him another 6 months and I think he’ll be back in peak form.

  • marshal says:

    Were the broken ribs sticking out his nose? The regulation cage thing makes sense, the smaller one gave him a false sense of hope on cornering.

  • Mr. Theplague says:

    After watching the special fetures on the UFC 70 dvd and seeing Crocop blow off Elvis Sinosic like he’s is Tom Cruise or something, I’m glad he got his head nearly punted off by Gonzaga.