Combat sports legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic retires

Updated: January 4, 2017

One of the most feared heavyweights in mixed martial arts, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, has retired. In an interview with Nova Tonight, a Croatian television program, the 42-year-old announced the end of his 15-year MMA career.

“That was definitely my last tournament. I have health problems, and this is definitely the end of my career. I know I have announced my retirement before, but this is definitely it.”

The Croatian heavyweight is referring to Rizin’s Fighting Federation’s Open-Weight Grand Prix tournament that he recently won in Japan. He defeated three opponents on his way to winning the tournament and finishes his mixed martial arts career with a 35-11-2 record.

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