Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic has a long, legendary career in MMA, and it's not over yet. According to UFC president Dana White, Cro Cop has another fight on his contract, and will be given a bout.
"I owe him another fight," White stated. "Do I think he should have retired? Yeah. He's a man; he's a grown man. If he wants to continue to fight, that's his right."
That's a change in tune from what White said after Filipovic's last fight, when he was knocked out by Brendan Schaub at UFC 128.
"I have all respect for Mirko 'Cro Cop,' but yeah, I'd have to say tonight is probably the last time we'll see 'Cro Cop' fight again."
In addition to the Schaub loss, Cro Cop was also knocked out by a Frank Mir knee late in their unimpressive UFC 119 bout. In his 10-year career, Filipovic has been knocked out four times. Two of those KOs have come in the past year. He also was submitted by a punch in a bout with Junior dos Santos, forcing plenty of damage on his 36-year-old body.
But now he will get another chance for another fight in the UFC.