Following his KO loss in the final minute of his fight with Frank Mir at UFC 119 last night, Mirko Cro Cop spoke to the Croatian press about the bout and his future in the sport.
“I never saw the knee,” Cro Cop he told www.jutarnji.hr regarding the strike that would lead to him being KO’d in the closing minute of the fight. “I’m sad because I don’t think I was any worse than him.”
According to the 36 year-old if he had just lasted a minute longer he may have sneaked a decision win over the former UFC champion.
“I apologize to everyone that I disappointed in Indianapolis, but I think I really had no luck. Had the fight went to the judges I think I had a chance, I might have even won.”
On reflection he admits that perhaps this was not a fight that he should have taken on short notice, but said that the UFC had paid him well and he couldn’t turn them down.
It’s been suggested that Cro Cop should now retire after his latest loss, but so far he’s says he’s made no decision on the matter.
“I don’t know if this fight will have ended my career. We will see what happens in the coming weeks.”