It could be the end of the line for Mirko Cro Cop this Saturday in Las Vegas when he faces Roy Nelson. Win or lose it has been hinted that it could be the final fight of the former Pride Grand Prix winner_s career.
Filipovic talked about the fight this week at the pre-fight press conference and discussed why he_s excited for this bout and also voiced his disappointment for his poor UFC record of 4-5:
"I wish you could see the new Cro Cop, 15 years younger," he said. "I wish it_s possible, but unfortunately I_m 37 and this could easily be my last fight in the UFC. It has nothing to do with the result, if I win or lose. Especially if I lose, but even if I win it could be my last fight in the UFC. And I_ll really give my best and hope this will be an attractive fight. I cannot afford anymore, especially in this fight, that it_s declared as the most boring fight of the evening like the fight with Frank Mir. I think me and Roy will perform a good fight and the fans will be satisfied and excited."
"I will never be able to forgive myself," Filipovic said of his 4-5 UFC run. "I just blew it up. When I came to UFC, I was treated like a king. Even today I was treated like a king. And I just didn_t make it. The reasons are not important."
"I_m relaxed, there_s no pressure on me. I will do best to beat Roy, who I respect a lot. I don_t want to underestimate him. But if you ask me, this is the most important fight in my career. This will be the most important fight in my career and that_s why I trained so hard for Saturday evening. I_m just looking forward to it."
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