Michael Bisping is open to a trilogy fight against Luke Rockhold.
Michael Bisping still hasn’t decided on a retirement fight, but the outspoken Brit threw Luke Rockhold’s name into the mix on a recent episode of his podcast.
Bisping, 38, was choked out by Rockhold almost four years ago at UFC Fight Night 55, but ‘The Count’ avenged his loss in 2016 when he knocked out the Californian in a stunning first-round upset to win the middleweight title at UFC 199.
Speaking to co-host Luis J. Gomez on ‘Believe You Me’, Bisping said he would love to KO Rockhold in a trilogy fight.
“If that motherf**ker wants to throw down at 205 [pounds], yeah, we can entertain that, buddy,” Bisping said, per MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew.
“I exposed Luke Rockhold. I knocked him out. David Branch nearly knocked him out. Yoel knocked him out. I quite literally took his soul, so if he wants me to do it again, that is one that would stoke the fires so to speak.”
Bisping, who lost his middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217, was rumored to fight Rashad Evans at UFC Fight Night London in April but, according to Evans, Bisping pulled out of the bout due to ‘contract problems’.
Bisping is financially secure for life and, after competing in MMA for fourteen years, is almost ready to hang up the gloves.
With that said, the MMA veteran still has the drive to compete and would love to prove the doubters wrong against Rockhold.
“I’ll fight him at 205, I’ll fight him at 185,” Bisping said. “I’m not bothered. That’s if I’m gonna fight again, if the deal is right. Fortunately now, I’m in a good place.”
“I still love fighting. Fighting’s what I do, that’s provided me this platform and I still feel like I’ve got at least one more in me. I’ve got more than that in me but I’m just saying from my business perspective maybe one more makes sense, maybe two more, maybe no more. We’ll see what the future holds if the deal is right.”