Mirko Cro Cop: ‘If I do not get past Schaub, it would not be fair to continue’

Open PRIDE GP Champion, Mirko Cro Cop speaks ahead of maybe his last fight ever at UFC 128, when he faces Brendan Schaub next weekend in Newark, New Jersey, explaining he’s in excellent condition after a gruelling training camp in Croatia.

Cro Cop, speaking via CagePotato.com, said:

“I am in excellent condition. I’ve never been in such good condition. I think I’ve reached the peak. Six weeks of bloody sparring we did. I had three great heavyweights who were lined up changing every minute. It was a torment to endure them.”

“It is impossible to predict anything. It all depends on what Schaub will do. I think Schaub will try to take it to the ground. My stand-up is better than his and I’m physically stronger. I expect a long, hard fight.”

“To continue fighting, we need to win both of the last two fights on my contract. If I do not get past Schaub, it would not be fair to continue. If I lose to Schaub, I will have to think long and hard about whether I will fight again or whether it will be my last fight. It would be time to move on, admit that the blade is dull for me and how my life has changed. If I win this fight and my next fight and extend the contract, the third fight will be qualifying for a title shot.”

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