Adios, suckers: Mirko Cro Cop leaves UFC (again) and signs three-fight deal with Dream (again)

Props: Yahoo!Sports.com

Quoteworthy:

"Isn’t that a dirty [expletive] thing to do? He [expletived] me. The first time in the history of the company I do one over the phone. He promised me a three-fight deal and he [expletived] me.... He didn’t keep his word. He talked about honor and all this other [expletive] and he [expletived] me. He fed me this bull [expletive] about wanting to take a run for the title, and what I think he did was, he went out and did this. He turned down every other [expletive] fighter I offered him, because I needed him to fight Cain. He didn’t just poke Al-Turk; he poked me, too."

UFC President Dana White fumes over news that Mirko Cro Cop signed a three-fight deal with Dream behind his back. White struck a one-fight deal with the Croatian -- something that goes against corporate policy -- for him to return against Mustafa Al Turk earlier today at UFC 99: "The Comeback" from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Both parties verbally agreed to extend the deal longer after the event; however, Cro Cop seemingly had other plans. As for his performance, Cro Cop came in heavier than normal, which can more than likely be attributed to having just recovered from major reconstructive knee surgery exactly five months ago. And even though he scored a first round technical knockout win, he had a little help from referee Dan Mirgliotta, who missed an inadvertent eye poke that led to the eventual finish. The win evened his UFC record (2-2), which is where it will more than likely remain indefinitely. Oh well. In addition to talking about making a run at the title, Cro Cop even talked about taking on the winner of Randy Couture-Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira in his post-fight interview. Very odd.

Check out what White had to say about Cro Cop's brief "comeback" after the jump (it was clearly before he found out he was not coming back):

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