Cheick Kongo on the premature UFC departure of Mirko Cro Cop to DREAM in Japan via PunchDrunkGamer.com:
"Cro Cop needs some juices and there he can use them without getting in trouble."
Mirko Cro Cop on those comments via his personal blog at MMA-ID.com:
"I have a message for Kongo. Listen, I though that you are a sportsman, a professional like everyone else in this sport. You were lucky enough to fight against me during the deepest crisis of my career. You probably ate a lot of vegetables and potatoes to look like that? I'll be back in the cage and I hope you will be in the opposite corner. Then we'll see for how long you'll be able to talk."
Kongo defeated Filipovic via unanimous decision at UFC 75: "Champion vs. Champion" in September 2007, signaling the departure of the talented Croatian from the organization after just three fights. Will we see a rematch? Perhaps ... just not anytime soon. In other news, Cro Cop is adamant that he will return to the Octagon (perhaps before 2008 expires) and UFC President Dana White is in agreement provided he can get back on the winning track. Both Cro Cop and White describe the split as amicable.