British website MMABay and numerous sources in Croatia report that Mirko Cro Cop suffered a severe cut above his eyeline during a sparring session with his teammate Sasa Mucnjak. According to the report Cro Cop required many stitches, but still refused to pull out of the fight against 10-5 Anthony Perosh.

The reports about Cro Cop's cut come just a few hours after his original opponent, former IFL Champion "Big Ben" Rothwell, had to pull out of the event due to illness. Ultimate Fighting Championship did not release a statement regarding the issue just yet, and it seems like the fight will go underway as usual.