PRIDE grand prix champion Mirko Cro Cop has announced his retirement. In a
recent appearance on the Croatian network Nova TV, Cro Cop, 44, said he was no
longer able to compete after being hospitalized due to a stroke. He told the
host: Itís over. I hope Iím not going to cry, but itís the inevitable
retirement.Ē His last fight was for Bellator where he lost to Roy Nelson. He
suffered a neck injury two or three months ago and may have had a seizure before
the Nelson fight. He says he will continue to train but in his condition he
could never let anyone hit him.