It’s been about six years since Mirko Cro Cop last stepped foot inside the Octagon. At 43 years old, he’s the only man in UFC history that seemed to get more buff after his USADA bust.
Mirko left the UFC after he was granted his release for an admission of using the PED Human Growth Hormone. He thought he would get away with it, since it was for medical reasons and he admitted use, but that wasn’t the case.
Mirko Cro Cop is one of the rare instances where a fighter was suspended without ever testing positive for a substance, and after a two-year ban from the UFC, he was granted his release to go compete abroad.
In the aftermath of his suspension, Crop Cop went on record and stated, “The whole thing that happened with USADA, it just isn’t supposed to happen. It just isn’t supposed to happen. I could be warned. I could be, at the end of the day, suspended a few months. Six months, whatever.”
“But when your test comes completely negative and you suspend that person for two years, the same sentence like some other fighters who was caught after the fight, so they did the fight under doping, under prohibited substances that was found in their body. And they get the same suspension? That isn’t justice.”
Now, a few years removed from the incident, Cro Cop shows off how good he’s able to look in his 40’s.
The MMA legend is currently in the midst of a six fight winning streak. However, his physique at the ripe age of 43 has us longing for the pre-USADA era to return.
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