Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cro Cop Returning to UFC

Heavyweight contender Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has signed a three- fight contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC president Dana White said on Monday.

Several days after the initial reports, Sergio Non of USA Today reported that DREAM official Mike Kogan confirmed that Filipovic would fight on its July 20 show. A fight between Filipovic and “Mighty” Mo Siligia briefly appeared on DREAM’s website as scheduled for July 20.

But Filipovic never signed the DREAM contract and opted instead to honor the agreement he made over the telephone with White. Filipovic’s first bout on the extension will be against Junior dos Santos at UFC 103 in Dallas on Sept. 19.

“I never had a problem with Mirko himself and I’m looking forward to having him fight for us again,” White said. “He’s said (his previous stint in) the UFC is the black mark on his career and he wants to do something about that.”

source: Yahoo Sports


Post a Comment

Newer Post Older Post Home

Blogger Template by Blogcrowds