Michael Bisping Reports Georges St-Pierre Bout “Could be my Last Ever Fight”
By FCF Staff
If Michael Bisping defends the middleweight title for a second time on November 4th, the British star may not return for a third title defense.
Bisping is booked to fight Georges St-Pierre on that date at UFC 217, which will take place in New York City. Earlier this year, Bisping relayed that he doesn’t plan to keep fighting much longer, but the champion also said he would fight the #1 contender, after facing GSP.
The 38 year-old Bisping was a guest on the latest “MMA Hour”, and during the segment, he reported he’s thinking about retiring after UFC 217 (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“It’s an iconic arena, it’s a big fight,” Bisping said. “It’s Georges St-Pierre. Everybody knows who Georges St-Pierre is. There’s not many people who have crossed over from the MMA fanbase into the mainstream, and Georges, I’d say he’s there. Maybe not as much as, say, a Conor (McGregor) or a Ronda (Rousey), but he’s not far behind, so it’s a big fight. And Georges brings a lot to the table. He’s a tough challenge, and as a said, it’s a big fight. I think this is going to be the biggest MMA fight of the year. There’s three title fights on the event, so it’s a huge event.
“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.”
Bisping went on to say that there’s a “50/50” chance he’ll retire after the St-Pierre bout, and he also cited several acting jobs he has lined up for 2018, as another reason why.