Rizin FF boss: Mirko Cro Cop will exit retirement, fight ‘a few more times’

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    It sounds like Mirko Cro Cop is back.

    Rizin FF head Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced in an Instagram post Friday that the MMA heavyweight legend is planning to return to the sport for a few more fights in the Japan-based promotion.

    “[Cro Cop] has decided to fight in front of his beloved Japanese fans a few more times before he retires,” Sakakibara wrote. “He would like to continue to face meaningful opponents until he hangs his gloves. Keep an eye out for Mirko's final chapter.”

    Rizin FF boss: Mirko Cro Cop will exit retirement, fight ‘a few more times’
     
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    These guys just have a passion for fighting that's tough to walk away from.
     
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    I bet rizin are paying him well too. Hard to turn down good money doing something you love
     
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    He is fighting tyoshi kosaka
     
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    I heard They were setting up a match with Greg Hardy.
     
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    Am I the only one who doesnt want to see him fighting again?
     
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    TK, no
     
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    He says he's in the best shape in years due to surgeries that fixed some physical problems. He has looked much better in his recent fights than he did in many of his UFC matches.
     
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    Good! As long as he's not fighting world beaters I'm all for it.
     
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    Japanese fans more hespectful
     
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    It could be worse, since he's only fighting TK, but it would suck to lose to a guy that lost in the quarterfinals of the tournament you won.
     
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    Zero interest in seeing Mirko fight for a long time now.
     
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