Cro Cop Wants Win Over Gonzaga “More Than Anything”

Mirko Cro Cop

Mirko Cro Cop will be returning to the UFC on April 11th in Poland to face the man that handed him a brutal knockout loss back in 2007, Gabriel Gonzaga.

Since being released by the UFC in 2011, Cro Cop has gone 3-1, notably defeating Satoshi Ishii twice.

He spoke on The MMA Hour to discuss his rematch with Gonzaga, and what the fight means to him:

“It was one of the fights I will never forget, and I just want a rematch with him. I can’t say I will beat him, but I will die trying. That’s how I feel. I feel good right now. There are a few things I still want to do and definitely fighting Gabriel Gonzaga is one of them.”

“I really believe that I’m a better fighter than Gabriel Gonzaga. I don’t want to be a big mouth and I respect him. He’s a great fighter. But I will do my best, definitely. He will do his best. We are going to perform a great show and the fans will be happy.”

“Even if I fail, which I don’t think I will, I know I tried. That’s how I function. That’s how I think. That’s me. That’s my life philosophy.”

“I really want that victory [against Gonzaga] more than anything. Believe me. More than anything.”