In recent report, Former UFC heavyweight Mirko Cro Cop had some harsh words for some UFC fighters, especially UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.
According to MMAMania.com, Cro Cop was at a press conference for Legends 2 in Russia, when he noticed a few familiar faces in the crowd. In attendance were Jon Jones, Fabricio Werdum, Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem.
According to Cro Cop, fighters under contract with one organization should not be helping promote the event of another organization. The Croatian cop explained his displeasure with the named UFC fighters during a long rant in his hotel room:
“I don’t know what to say. It’s nice that they came, that they graced us with their presence. But on the flip side, I think Dana White is going to grow his hair back when he sees them here. Jon Jones is the light heavyweight champion. Werdum is fighting Cain next for the heavyweight belt. Those are people under contract with UFC. Now they come over here as guests. Do your seminar, okay? Do the seminar and go. They came over, sat in the front row at the press conference. Took photos. All of that sends a bad message. I would never do that, never. If I am under contract with another organization, whether it be UFC, PRIDE … if I’m under contract — and they all are — under a multiple fight UFC contract, I would never do it. Do a seminar maybe, but I would never appear at a press conference, let alone stand in front of banners that have a logo of a different organization. We all took photos together. I’m the main event. Unbelievable. They basically came over to promote a totally new organization. Dana White is going to go mad, 100 percent, totally justifiable in my opinion. I would go mad, too, I would fire them all. Of course, those are fighters who bring the UFC money, but they didn’t think it through and it comes off unprofessional. I would never do that. Dana White’s hair is going to grow back for sure when he sees this. Mildly put, I think Dana White is going to be pissed off!”
On November 8th at Legends 2, Mirko Cro Cop lost to Alexey Oleinik in the first round via submission. The thirty-nine year old displayed a frustrated countenance after the loss.
Many MMA fans have questioned the Pride Open Weight Tournament Champ’s ability to compete at his age. Once famed for his devastating left high kick, Cro Cop has not knocked anyone out with a left high kick since nearly decapitating Wanderlei Silva in 2006.