'Cro Cop' snubs UFC for Dream
Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports reported Saturday afternoon that the Croatian star signed a three-fight deal with Dream, reneging on a promise made to UFC president
White confirmed Cro Cop's deal had only been for one fight and was done over phone and text message. It was the first time he'd made that kind of deal in his time as UFC president.
"Isn't that a dirty (expletive) thing to do?" railed White. "He (expletive) me. The first time in the history of the company I do one over the phone. He promised me a three-fight deal and he (expletive) me."
After going 1-2 with the promotion in 2007, Cro Cop returned Saturday at UFC 99, where he needed only one round to defeat an overmatched
White said the feared striker turned down several fights, including co-main eventer
"He fed me this (expletive) about wanting to take a run for the title, and what I think he did was, he went out and did this," continued White. "He turned down every other (expletive) fighter I offered him, because I needed him to fight Cain. He didn't just poke Al-Turk; he poked me, too."
Cro Cop was MIA at the post-fight press conference for Saturday's event.