Hey, remember when Mirko Filipovic said THIS IS DEFINITELY THE END after winning the RIZIN 2016 Openweight World Grand Prix and we were all like “haha yeah okay Mirko” … well, it turns out we had a right to be skeptical.
“Cro Cop” is back, yet again.
The kickboxer-turned-mixed martial arts (MMA) legend, who was a heavyweight headliner for PRIDE FC and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), among others, will return to the RIZIN ring on Dec. 31 in Japan, according to The Underground.
“He has decided to fight in front of his beloved Japanese fans a few more times before he retires,” RIZIN head cheese Nobuyuki Sakakibara told his social media followers. “He would like to continue to face meaningful opponents until he hangs his gloves.”
The Croat turned 43 back in September.