UFC 119’s main event of Frank Mir vs. Mirko Cro Cop was said by many to be one of the worst fights in recent years by most in the MMA press. The slow paced fight between the two long time MMA veterans showed the two neutralizing each other throughout the fight. Referee Herb Dean reset the two time and time again, to a crowd of boo’s as the two clinched on the fence for majority of the fight. Cro Cop stated that he trained as much as possible through injuries. To top it off, Cro Cop said he was sick going into fight. As many called for the retirement of the PrideFC legend, to perhaps save his legacy, Cro Cop has already stated that he has two fights left on his contract, and will likely take advantage of that.
“I think [the crowd] expected a more aggressive fight said Cro Cop. I prepared as much as I could with all the injuries that have followed me. Also, I was sick [in Indianapolis]. I did not want to fight aggressive until the third round but he hit me with the knee. I don’t think I was disgraced in this fight because I accepted it at the last moment. After Pat Barry I said that would be my last fight but I fought again. I need to rest and cure my injuries, I have a lot of injuries. This year of course I will not fight. I have the option for two more fights. Knowing myself, I will do both.”