UFC 217: Michael Bisping’s Still Unsure About Retirement Plans
By FCF Staff
Leading up to UFC 217, Michael Bisping has relayed he doesn’t intend to fight much longer, but he’s also reported he still enjoys competing, and doesn’t intend to retire after his bout with Georges St-Pierre. As a result, the middleweight champ field another question about his future during a recent media call, to promote the November 4th scrap.
During the call, Bisping had this to say about whether he intends to keep fighting, after UFC 217 (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I did say in the buildup that this could be my last fight,” Bisping said. “My wife and some people close to me – you know I’ve done this forever. I’ve been a fighter ever since I was a kid, I’ve been involved with martial arts and professional combat sports my entire life and I’m almost 40 now. You can’t do it forever and I am the champ so I’ve accomplished what I want to accomplish.
“That said though, I’ve enjoyed this training camp. I’ve enjoyed the process. I’ve enjoyed being a little bit out of shape and now going to the peak of physical fitness. It’s a great process. It feels good knocking people out in sparring. I live for this s**t. So yeah, there will definitely be at least one more fight and who knows? Maybe more after that. I don’t know though.”
The 38 year-old champion hasn’t fought since last October, when he earned a narrow decision over the legendary, Dan Henderson.