Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will likely return to the UFC in January, according to an interview on his official website. His opponent is not known.
Filipovic is coming off of back to back losses to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 70 and Cheick Kongo at UFC 75. Following the loss to Kongo “Cro Cop” underwent surgery on his nose which should be fully healed in time for the bout. A January return at UFC 81 in Newcastle, England will also continue the trend of having the Croatian fighter compete at European UFC events.
Following the back-to-back losses there was speculation that he may retire but he put the rumors to rest in the interview stating that he has at least 5 or 6 fights left before he would consider retiring.