Mirko Cro Cop claimed a victory over Pat Barry in the last fight on his current UFC contract, and at the UFC 115 post-fight press conference Dana White confirmed that they would like him to stay on and end his career with the promotion.
The Croatian himself also seemed to welcome that idea.
“definitely, I would like to stay with the UFC,” he said, though he did hint that he’s not yet decided whether to step in the octagon again by adding, “even it’s not as a fighter.”
He went on to add that he’ll sit down and talk with Dana about what comes next.
He also stated that he felt better physically in the fight than he had done in the past, even back in the PRIDE era. He attributed that to having a proper camp where he was sparring with quality opponents on a regular basis, something he admits to not doing enough of previously.
As for the different side to his personality that he’s shown in recent days, Cro Cop admitted that he doesn’t like dealing with the press, but that he had tried to make an effort this time round, and in hindsight said that perhaps he should have done so earlier in his career since the fans seemed to like it.