After all of the rumors of Mirko Cro Cop signing a 3-fight deal and then having Cro Cop deny any sort of contract, the Croation fighter has announced that he will be talking to both the UFC and DREAM promotions. His main goal is to fight 3 fights by the end of this year and DREAM is indeed willing to consider. On the other hand, the UFC wants him to fight 6 months from now but Cro Cop believes that the competition in the UFC is by all means the best in mixed martial arts.
Cro Cop has a choice to make and he’ll be sitting down with both parties to make his final decision. Will it be the UFC or DREAM? Here’s what he had to say:
“I have nothing to hide or to be ashamed of. This thing is very simple. I know the truth and Dana knows the truth –- I had a one fight deal with UFC and I fulfilled my contractual obligation. I said we’re gonna sit down and talk after UFC 99. The problem is I’m 35 and I’m finally healthy. UFC is offering me a fight six months from now. Even before UFC 99 I said that won’t work for me, but they said something like they’re gonna change it. I said even before that I wanna fight three more times this year, I don’t really care if it’s in the ring or Octagon. I still stand behind my words and I know the best fighters are in the UFC, but if they’re offering me the next fight in six months I don’t see how I could take it. I haven’t signed anything yet with any organization and as I said — I’m prepared to talk with both sides. I’ve never been in a sweeter yet more difficult position. DREAM offers me more fights, but at the other hand I’m aware of the quality that is in the UFC.”