Yes, you read that right and no, you are not seeing things. Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic is headed to Bellator and he will be taking on Roy Big Country Nelson.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) March 5, 2018
For a retired fighter, Mirko Cro Cop may be one of the most active ones in all of mixed martial arts. He has retired and unretired more times than Michael Jordan did in his basketball career.
Roy Nelson is coming off of a Bellator Heavyweight Tournament loss to Matt Mitrione. After being bounced from the tourney in the first round, Nelson has himself a new dance partner.
Cro Cop hasn’t fought stateside since 2011, only overseas. Since that time he has gone 9-1 in his MMA career. The forty-three-year-old will take on the forty-one-year-old Roy Nelson in London on May 25.