Lyoto Machida Outlines Why He’s Calling For a Fight With Michael Bisping
By FCF Staff
It’s not clear yet when and if Michael Bisping will fight again, but Lyoto Machida is reporting he’d like to fight the former middleweight champ, before he hangs up the gloves.
After Machida earned a split decision win over Eryk Anders last night at UFC Fight Night 125, he called out Bisping in his post-fight interview. Then, while speaking with the media afterwards, he outlined why he’s interested in fighting the British star (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“That’s a fight that should’ve happened a couple times and it didn’t,” Machida said. “I think we both matured together in this sport, so I think fight between Michael Bisping and myself would mean a lot.
“He might retire sometime soon, I could retire sometime soon, and people asked for that fight, so it’s a fight that interests me.”
Bisping was eyeing the UFC’s March 17th card in London for his retirement bout, but, recently he announced he won’t be fighting at the event. Bisping has also reported in recent weeks that his friends and family members want him to retire, and not compete again.