(‘My heart, she breaks.’)
The sadists among you who were hoping Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic would go back home to Croatia and rediscover the will to fight by repeatedly kicking a wall at his family’s home, well, you’re about to be disappointed. Cro Cop has now officially called it quits, telling Nokaut.com that he has “no motivation left and it’s time to leave.” He also reportedly told his manager, Zvonimir Lucic, to release the various members of Team Cro Cop, which we assume included a young, bright-eyed intern who refused to accept the news and tried in vain to get a “Cro Cop” chant going even as everyone else filed silently out of the room.
A sad day in MMA history, but a necessary one. The game just ain’t in him no more. We’ve already paid him a tribute, but allow us to dedicate one more video after the jump: