Michael Bisping Officially Announces End to Fighting Career
By FCF Staff
Michael Bisping has talked about the possibility of fighting one more time in recent months, but now the UFC’s former middleweight champ has announced he’s ending his competitive career.
Following Bisping’s KO loss to Kelvin Gastelum in November, the British star said he might fight again, provided the right bout came along. During the latest episode of “The Believe You Me” podcast, the 39 year-old announced he’s decided to hang up the gloves.
A key reason why is because Bisping revealed that his in loss to Gastelum, he incurred a vitreous detachment in his left eye, which puts him at a higher risk for a detached retina. Bisping has been dealing with issues in his right eye for sometime.
As a result, Bisping has decided it’s not “worth” fighting any longer and incurring any further injuries. “The Count” turned pro back in 2004, and since then, Bisping has put together a record of 30-9. In 2016, Bisping KO’d Luke Rockhold on short notice to win the UFC’s middleweight title. The polarizing fighter is currently tied with Georges St-Pierre and Donald Cerrone for the most wins in UFC history, at 20.