Report: Mirko “Cro Cop” Suspended For Potential Anti-Doping Violation
By FCF Staff
Recently Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic announced that he’s withdrawn from UFC FN 79 due to injury, and retired, but it looks like he would not have been competing any ways.
The heavyweight star recently reported that he’s suffering from a serious shoulder injury, and that he’s elected to retire from pro MMA. The 41 year-old, feared striker was scheduled to fight Anthony Hamilton at the November 21st event.
According to a follow up report from MMA Junkie.com, however, the UFC recently distributed this statement:
UFC announced today that a scheduled bout between Mirko Cro Cop and Anthony Hamilton in Seoul, South Korea has been canceled. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has notified both Mirko Cro Cop and UFC that he has been provisionally suspended at this time due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Cro Cop. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time in the process.
No details regarding the potential violation were included.
UFC FN 79 will take place in Seoul, South Korea.