Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic Re-Signs With UFC

Written by Tom Ngo
January 20th, 2015

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One of the biggest free agent busts in UFC history is about to give it another go inside the octagon.

On Tuesday, the UFC announced they have re-signed heavyweight Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (pictured).

As customary with all MMA contracts, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Filipovic, now 40, made his claim to MMA fame from his epic Pride FC scraps in Japan. His long-awaited and highly-anticipated UFC debut came in 2007 with a TKO victory over Eddie Sanchez.

It was pretty much all downhill for Filipovic from there. The once-deadly kickboxer went on to lose six of his next nine under the UFC’s watch.

Filipovic initially said he was retiring from MMA after losing to Roy Nelson at UFC 137, but returned to fight four more times, mostly in Japan.

He’s 3-1 since leaving the UFC, most recently finishing Satoshi Ishii with his trademark head kick on New Year’s Eve.

No word on when Filipovic will make his return to action.

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