Mirko Cro Cop announced last week that he will be back in action in 2012, returning to his roots of kickboxing for a K-1 event on March 10 in Zagreb, Croatia. No opponent is yet finalized.
This will be Mirko's first fight since losing to Roy Nelson at UFC 137 and subsequently (sort of) announcing his retirement from MMA. The Pride and UFC veteran has lost 4 of his last 6 fights, with his last 3 fights all ending in stoppage loses for Mirko.
It will mark his first time back in a kickboxing ring since 2003 when he faced Bob Sapp and shattered Sapp's orbital bone with a brutal left hand.
Cro Cop says the fight will be on a K-1 show. However, K-1 was sold earlier this year and have not promoted any heavyweight shows since 2010. K-1 has long been in the practice of lending their name to smaller, local promotions, such as K-1 ColliZion. It's likely that this is a locally promoted show that is simply using the K-1 name.
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