If three straight knockout losses inside the Octagon isn't enough to persuade Mirko Filipovic to call it quits, a silly little thing like a ruptured bicep won't either.
That's what "Cro Cop" told the Fight Channel, who caught up with the former PRIDE star after having surgery to repair an injury suffered 10 days prior to his fight against Roy Nelson at UFC 137 back on October 29 in Las Vegas.
"I am very thankful to the UFC. I am sorry I did not achieve my goals within that organization and I didn't fulfill their expectations. They paid me very well. I'm really sorry about that. I tried my best, I was a professional and did my best to prepare for every fight, but after the PRIDE Grand Prix, to be honest, I didn't have the motivation to go on. I have some [new] offers, but first I want to get healthy. Unfortunately, I can't remove [my cast] until Dec. 20. My plan is to fight on March 10 in Zagreb Arena against a top K-1 fighter. This will be the best treat for every fight fan in Croatia. I want to give my fans in Zagreb a great spectacle."
Anyone think we'll actually Filipovic make a return to K-1 in March? Or is this just wishful thinking from a fighter who can't let go? Who wants to see more of Cro Cop in 2012?