UFC 217: Michael Bisping Puts the Brakes on Retirement Talk
By FCF Staff
Michael Bisping recently reported that his November 4th bout with Georges St-Pierre might be the last of his memorable career, but now the middleweight champ’s put the brakes on the retirement talk.
In recent months, the 38 year-old fighter has said he doesn’t plan to fight much longer, and more recently, Bisping said UFC 217 could provide a compelling way to exit the sport. But, at a recent press conference to promote his upcoming fight with GSP, Bisping had this to say, when he was asked about retiring (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Listen, a lot of people were asking me about (retirement),” Bisping said. “I love this too much. I love this whole process, getting ready for a training camp. Eight weeks ago I was out of shape. Now I feel like I’m the champion of the world, I can beat anyone on this planet, especially this guy. I love that whole process. So, no, I won’t be retiring.”
UFC 217 will be hosted by Madison Square Garden in New York City. Bisping will be defending the title for the first time since last October, when he earned a decision win over Dan Henderson.