Cro Cop talks Fedor, says he wants "to raise from the dead" at UFC 137Posted on October 22, 2011, 09:03 AM by Anton Gurevich
"Fedor was untouchable until one year ago, and today nobody's talking about him. He lost three times in a row. He was a great champion, great fighter, but he lost three times in a row and nobody talks about him. Only the fans who followed him his whole career respect what he did with his career, but that's the name of the game. I don't want it to happen to me. I must win this fight. I will have to beat him, and I will do it. I trained six months for this fight. I will do it.
First I have to beat Roy Nelson. And second, we have to make a deal (with the UFC). Some people, many people, buried me alive because I lost twice in a row. I just want to prove to everybody that I'm still Cro Cop. ...I want to raise from the grave. That's what I want to prove to everybody. That's my motivation.
I want to feel that feeling when the referee raises my hand. I want to take that shower -- it's a special moment for me, taking that shower after my victory, and I'm so happy. I go back to the hotel and the next day I'm so happy. I don't even think about [money] until the UFC bookkeeper calls me a few days later to transfer the money." - MMAFighting.com
Mixed Martial Arts legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic will look to bounce back from two consecutive defeats, this time facing TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson on the main card of next weekend's UFC 137 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cro Cop is currently 4-5 in his Ultimate Championship Campaign, with his most high-profile victory coming against the "California Dreaming" partner Pat Barry, back at UFC 115. Still, Filipovic will look to prove critics wrong with a convincing performance against Roy Nelson that could revive Croat's status as a legitimate UFC Heavyweight.
Cro Cop turned 37 last September, currently holding a professional MMA record of 27-9-2.
Further Reading: Mirko Cro Cop and Pat Barry singing "California Dreaming"