Whenever a job application asks me what talents I have, it’s hard not to tell them that I know all the words to every song from the Wu-Tang Forever album. One day that’s going to be a recognized talent. I can play Contra really well, that needs to be approved. I can get an extra couple of cheese sticks when I order six. That’s a talent too that has a tasty reward if marinara sauce is involved. I got another talent, I can eat a cheese stick without marinara sauce. Unfortunately, I can’t high kick someone’s brain through the fabric of time and space. Leave that to Mirko Cro Cop — or at least the ‘old’ Cro Cop.
In Ben Fowlkes’ MMAFighting interview with Mirko Cro Cop, it appears the urge to return to the ‘Pride FC era Cro Cop’ has reached a critical level for the fighter.
“I want to feel that feeling when the referee raises my hand. I want to take that shower — it’s a special moment for me, taking that shower after my victory, and I’m so happy. I go back to the hotel and the next day I’m so happy. I don’t even think about [money] until the UFC bookkeeper calls me a few days later to transfer the money.”
“I want to retire as the old Cro Cop. I don’t know if I will be able to do it, but I will die trying. Nothing is hard for me. I will die trying
Getting hit with a left high kick from Mirko Cro Cop must be the same feeling you felt when your idiot friend tripped over your NES controller and yanked everything out of the socket just as you were about to finish Dr. Wiley in Mega Man 2 (don’t act like this hasn’t happened to you). [Source]