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Former UFC champ Michael Bisping announces his retirement

Bisping (30-9 MMA, 20-9 UFC) had been considering a few fight options, including a third match with Luke Rockhold, or bouts with Alexander Gustafsson, or Nick Diaz.


Kahron Spearman


The end has come for "The Count."

 

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping officially announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on his Believe You Me Podcast on Monday.

 

The announcement closes an illustrious and action-packed 14-year career that made Bisping a forwarding pioneer for MMA in the U.K., as well as one of most successful fighters in UFC's history. 

So obviously Ive teased this for a long time now, I might fight again, I might not. And unfortunately its not a fight that Im announcing. I am going to announce my official retirement from mixed martial arts

Bisping (30-9 MMA, 20-9 UFC) had been considering a few fight options, including a third match with Luke Rockhold, or bouts with Alexander Gustafsson, or Nick Diaz.

 

"It aint worth it,” Bisping said. “What else am I going to do? I won the belt, Ive had tons of wins. Ive done everything I set out to achieve. Whats the point of flogging a dead horse? Not that Im a dead horse, but whats the point? Ive used my platform to open other doors. Youve got to know when to walk away. Im almost 40 years old the time is now.”

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