Cro Cop: ‘I’m Training Like I’m Benjamin Button’

Mirko Cro Cop

“I’m not hungry or starving, I’ve secured my life… This is something I just really want to do. Before when I joined the UFC, it was because they gave me a great offer. The money was not the motive this time. I want to fight him because before I finally retire… There are a few fights I really want to do and Gabriel Gonzaga is on the top of that list. I’m 40 and I feel great, but I couldn’t wait 10 more years to re-join the UFC, I feel good and recovered and I’m training like I’m Benjamin Button. If I don’t believe I can beat those guys, I wouldn’t join the UFC again.”

Mirko Cro Cop spoke with BloodyElbow about his upcoming fight with Gabriel Gonzaga and what it means to still be training at his age.

Gonzaga will try to repeat history as he dukes it out with Cro Cop for the second time on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 64. Cro Cop was brutally knocked out in their first meeting.

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