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Mirko Cro Cop Planning Return To MMA

Mirko Cro Cop may have announced his retirement from the UFC, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to compete in MMA again. Cro Cop recently informed USA Today that he is back training for his return to fighting.

“Concerning my retirement from the UFC, I said it was my last fight for the UFC and last fight on the present contract, but I did not say I won’t keep fighting,” Cro Cop said. “I never said that. I think the best thing to say is that I was born to fight.”

The 37-year-old Croatian had surgery to repair injuries to torn muscles and tendons in his arm. He said that, “I feel like a little kid. I’m so happy. I’m training every day.”

Currently, Cro Cop is signed with K-1. He is set to appear in an upcoming tournament in Tokyo this October. Overall, he is 27-10-2 in MMA and 2-0 in kickboxing matches.