Recently it was announced that MMA legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic would be returning to the UFC to have a rematch against Gabriel Gonzaga in April.
To those unfamiliar with the situation, back in 2007, Pride Grand Prix champion Mirko Cro Cop made his UFC debut, defeating Eddie Sanchez via TKO. In his second UFC fight, Cro Cop was KO’d by underdog Gabriel Gonzaga with a vicious head kick that left the MMA world in shock.
Cro Cop was eventually released by the UFC in 2011 after going on a 3-fight losing streak. Cro Cop bounced back however, and went 3-1 in his next 4 bouts, and was resigned to the promotion to fight Gabriel Gonzaga in a rematch.
Cro Cop took to Facebook to thank his supporters ahead of his return bout to the UFC.
Translation via Google Translate:
“Thank you to all who survey the site Fight believe in my victory against Gonzaga, and about 75 % of them believe in me. another motive that the maximum ready for the match and return that so many wish for and I’ll give my best to win and not to disappoint the people who believe in me . thank you !! Regards ..”