"I will change something in training methods ... There are many people who doubt me, but I am motivated to show them that they are wrong. I want to [get bigger]. In fights against Gonzaga and Kongo I saw that this is necessary because against heavier fighters I am losing a lot power in clinch. We will do it step by step so I will not lose on my speed. I would like to fight against Minotauro. Because of the septum deviation I was losing power in the middle and at the end of fights, but now I will not have that problem and I will prepare with pleasure for my future fights."
-- Mirko Cro Cop talks about his desire to return to the Octagon with Vecernji.com despite uncharacteristic back-to-back losses in his most recent fights. The Croatian recently underwent surgery to repair a badly deviated septum, which apparently affected his cardio in recent bouts. There's a European card that is penciled in for sometime in January 2008 that could be a possible event in which he competes.