http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=1613 02/01/09 - CroCop: 'I will retire in 2009'; Wants final fight to be in UFC Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filopivic says he will probably retire in 2009 - and he wants his final fight to be in the UFC. He told Croatian newspaper Jutarnji (‘Early Riser’) today that he turns 35 later this year and has to give serious thought to quitting MMA. Asked about his plans for the year, he said: “I'm not in the years when you can create a long-term plan... today my health is my priority. “I believe that during 2009 I will fight three more times for Dream, then I hope for a farewell fight in the UFC.” He was speaking as it emerged that the operation he requires on his knee has been postponed for nearly two weeks because of flu. Filopovic has severe knee damage and needs ligaments repairing, but has to wait until his immune system is strong enough to handle an operation. He said that after the operation, he will need three months to recover and then will train “For several weeks” to get fighting fit before competing again.