The Michael Bisping era may soon be coming to an end.
According to the current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion of the world, he may only have two more fights left in him, as he took to his “Believe You Me” podcast to reveal that he’ll be saying “farewell” to the fight game pretty soon.
“My next fight, I don’t know where it’s going to be. It’s probably going to be unfortunately not GSP [Georges St-Pierre]. It’s probably going to be the winner of [Robert] Whittaker and [Yoel] Romero,” he said via Fox Sports.
Indeed, “The Count” was lined up to face “Rush” later this year, but Dana White ultimately pulled the plug after one delay after another kept holding up the title fight. As a result, the promotion booked Yoel Romero to face off against Robert Whittaker at UFC 213 on July 8 for the interim division strap.
Naturally, the winner will face off against Bisping, who is very confident he can take both men out.
“I don’t know where that fight’s going to be and I see myself winning that fight because I see Whittaker winning that fight and I see myself beating Whittaker. If Romero wins, I see myself beating him as well. But I firmly believe that it will be Robert Whittaker,” Bisping explained.
After that, the brash Brit says he wants to fight on his home country in order to say “farewell” to the fight game, regardless if he’s holding the belt or not.
“Win or lose that fight, I’ll probably have one more and I want that to be in London or Manchester or the U.K. I want it to be in England. I want to have my last fight, I want to say farewell,” he revealed. “The fans for me in England have treated me so well, they really have. The MMA fans out there have really embraced me as one of their own of course and it made a different in my career. So I want my last fight to be in England.”
The 38-year old has been in the fight game professionally for the last 13 years, 11 of which were spent inside the Octagon to the tune of 26 fights. But, “The Count” has started to feel the wear and tear on his body, as evidenced by the extended healing time it’s taken him to recover from his most recent knee surgery.
Unfortunately, his “big-money fight” never came, and at this point likely never will due to “GSP’s” own health issues. That said, the promotion could very well pull out a wild card and grant Michael his first ever million-dollar payday as a retirement gift.
Source:: mma mania