Mirko Cro Cop Suspended By USADA For Possible Policy Violation

Mirko Cro Cop

While preparing for his fight against Anthony Hamilton in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 79, Cro Cop injured his shoulder and through a message on Facebook, has announced his retirement. He posted the following:

“Dear friends, I had to, unfortunately, cancel the fight in Seoul. As early preparations hurt my shoulder so, I could not even raise a hand. I tried to save his shoulder injury and repair in all possible ways, and daily therapies and injections of blood plasma and various cocktails of drugs but the remedy would be a break of two to three weeks and that I could not afford in the midst of final preparations. My next fight would have been 80 this professional, and that is a lot, especially in this sport. K-1, Pride FC, IGF, UFC. The biggest problem will be my adaptation of the ‘civilian’ life. No two workouts a day and the eternal journey around the world, which we will not be so tough on you. I train while I’m alive because it is my life but not at this rate and I was glad in a way. This is not an immediate decision because I’m unhappy doing all this but my final decision, and it is best for me. Sooner or later the time comes when one must stop and think about their health. I had a really long and rich career, and I believe I left a deep mark in the martial arts, in a free fight in K-1 and have nization pour. Thanks to all who have followed me and supported me and remain beautiful memories and memories. Greetings!”

However, just one day after this announcement, the UFC announced that he was suspended by USADA, which has sparked speculation about what he wrote on Facebook about being injured.

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The UFC issued the following statement:

UFC announced today that a scheduled bout between Mirko Cro Cop and Anthony Hamilton in Seoul, South Korea has been canceled. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has notified both Mirko Cro Cop and UFC that he has been provisionally suspended at this time due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Cro Cop. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time in the process.

Hamilton will be booked for a new bout on a card in the near future.

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