Less than two weeks after avenging a loss to Roy Nelson in Bellator, former PRIDE grand prix champion Mirko Cro Cop has announced his retirement. In a recent appearance on the Croatian network Nova TV, Cro Cop, 44, said he’s no longer able to compete after being hospitalized due to a stroke. “It’s over,” he said. “I hope I’m not going to cry, but it’s the inevitable retirement.” Cro Cop today posted a picture from a hospital showing a wrist braclet that said “Department of Epilepsy” with a sad emoji caption. On his official Facebook page, Cro Cop posted a picture with the caption “a sad goodbye.” Multiple requests to Bellator went unanswered, and MMAjunkie wasn’t immediately able to reach Cro Cop directly. Although details of Cro Cop’s condition aren’t completely clear, he indicated he suffered a neck injury two or three months ago and may have had a seizure prior to the fight with Nelson.