It’s been a long career for Michael Bisping full of lots of ups and downs, and according to him, he may actually retire after fighting Georges St. Pierre at UFC 217.
Bisping’s accomplishments are plentiful – he is, of course, the reigning middleweight champ, a title he earned by knocking out Luke Rockhold. He also won TUF 3, coached the show, and has fought pretty much everyone and anyone. If this is it for him, he’s definitely earned it.
Here’s MMAFighting with the scoop:
“And yeah, I think the career I’ve had, the years I’ve been in the UFC, the injuries I’ve had, the ups and downs, getting close to title fights and all of this, there’s a possibility — this might be my last ever fight. I don’t know if I’ll fight again after this. So, what a way to go out if it is.”
“Just, I’ve been here for so long,” Bisping explained. “I’ve done it for so long now, and there’s other things to do in life. I mean, I still love this, don’t get me wrong. But you can’t do it forever. You can’t do it forever, and Georges — Georges should’ve stayed retired. He should’ve retired as a champion. I’m going to beat Georges and I’ll retire as a champion, maybe. I haven’t made my mind up on that yet. It depends.