Michael Bisping is set to defend his UFC Middleweight Title for a second time at UFC 217 on Nov. 4th – He will take on former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre who is making his comeback to the sport after retiring in 2013.
However, this title defence may be his last fight inside the Octagon as Bisping has recently reviled he may be set to call it a day on his MMA career.
“This might be my last-ever fight, I don’t know if I’ll fight again after this. What a way to go out if it is… I don’t know if I’ll retire. Maybe, there’s a possibility. This may be my last fight. So if everyone wants to see Michael Bisping get knocked out, this is your last chance to do it guys” Bisping recent said during an appearance on ‘The MMA Hour‘.
With the title win, Bisping decided to cement his legacy in the sport by defending the belt a few times before calling it a day. “I’ll keep fighting until I’m 50 years old. But, if you truly want a legacy, I say win the belt, defend it a few times and then retire as champion. There’s no better way to go out than that.”
Before deciding on his future, however, Bisping wants to prove to GSP and all his doubters that it was an error of judgement for GSP to step back into the Octagon against Bisping. “Georges should have stayed retired. Georges should have retired as the champion. I’m going to beat Georges, and I’ll retire as the champion.”
Bisping has stated however that should a big money fight arise then he may just stick around a little longer to see how that plays out, but with talk of retirement in the air, Bisping may be done after UFC 217.
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