According to the Croatian Newspaper, Jutarnji, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has begun seriously considering retirement. The former PRIDE champion is 2-2 1 NC in his past five fights and is looking at competing four more times with a possible farewell fight in the UFC.
“I believe that during 2009 I will fight three more times for Dream, then I hope for a farewell fight in the UFC,” said Filipovic.
Filopovic is awaiting surgery for severe knee ligament damage and is currently getting over the flu so that his immune system will be strong enough for the operation.
After the operation Filipovic stated that he’d need up to three months to recover and several weeks to prepare for his next, as of now unnamed, opponent.