Retiring in MMA is basically a hiatus. No one really leaves. Mirko Filipovic proves once again that fighters can’t stay away from the fight (and money). RIZIN CEO, Nobu Sakakibara, announced on his Twitter today, that Cro Cop is coming back. Again.
RIZIN GP2016無差別級王者のミルコ選手が一年振りにRIZINのリングに帰還します。引退までの残り数試合、最も愛する日本のファンの前で闘う事を決断しました。最後まで勝負論の有る試合がしたいと言うのがミルコの希望です。引退に向けて動き出すミルコの最終章に注目して下さい！ pic.twitter.com/N2eunswDux
— NOBUYUKI SAKAKIBARA (@nobu_sakakibara) November 10, 2017
Sakakibara translated this on his Instagram:
“The RIZIN GP 2016 winner Mirko Crocop will be returning to the RIZIN ring after a year. He has decided to fight in front of his beloved Japanese fans a few more times before he retires. He would like to continue to face meaningful opponents until he hangs his gloves. Keep an eye out for Mirko’s final chapter.”
Count us in. We’ll watch Cro Cop until he’s seventy years old if need be.