It Was All Mental, Cro Cop Didn’t Forget How to Punch or Kick (UFC 137 video)

After losing back-to-back fights,UFC president Dana White was saying that Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic was probably at the end of his career. But the former Pride open weight champion isn’t ready to hang up his gloves.

“It’s hard to talk about,” said Cro Cop on Wednesday when asked about his trouble gaining traction in the Octagon. “(It’s been) more mental than physical. I didn’t forget how to punch or how to kick, you know. I can probably kick harder and maybe punch harder than I ever did.”

He hopes to prove that on Saturday night when he squares off with Roy Nelson at UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Cro Cop spoke about his career, the fight with Nelson, and more at Wednesday’s open workouts with the media in Las Vegas.