Dana White: Cro Cop Retiring

— Dana White spoke last night about Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and said he was likely to retire after his loss to Brendan Schaub.

“I was talking tonight about how tough Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ is,” White said. “At his age and with the wars he’s been in, to see how he gets in there with these heavyweights now that are bigger, stronger and younger than he is – and he still holds his own – it’s a testament to what a great fighter that guy was in his prime. I have all respect for Mirko ‘Cro Cop,’ but yeah, I’d have to say tonight is probably the last time we’ll see ‘Cro Cop’ fight again.”

— Tryouts for the latest season of the Spike TV hit The Ultimate Fighter are taking place today in New Jersey. This is an open tryout session, and it is meant to coincide with UFC 128 in Newark. The tryouts for the 14th season are at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott (1 Hotel Road). Registration started at 8:00am.

As part of the auditions, fighters will grapple with each other and hit pads.