Normally reclusive, content 'Cro Cop' Filipovic finally opens up

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Long an enigma, Mirko Filipovic feels more comfortable sharing his story and personality now.

Long an enigma, Mirko Filipovic feels more comfortable sharing his story and personality now.

Born from an interview, "Right leg, hospital; left leg, cemetery" neatly described Cro Cop fights.

Born from an interview, "Right leg, hospital; left leg, cemetery" neatly described Cro Cop fights.

Mirko Filipovic will rematch Remy Bonjasky in a kickboxing bout Saturday night.

Mirko Filipovic will rematch Remy Bonjasky in a kickboxing bout Saturday night.

MF: Believe me, I've been thinking of it for the last ten years already. I think I was smart enough not to throw the money from the window and, I dare to say, on my way of living. I really think me and my family live humbly. I've secured my life, and I won't have to open the newspaper and be looking for work. What I'm going to do? I don't know. I've made some investments during my career that I'm happy with, so my life, talking financially, is definitely OK. People ask me if I'm going to open a school. Why not? I think I should. Maybe not a typical school where anyone can come but with young fighters definitely one day. I don't have the nerves for amateurs.