Former middleweight champion Michael Bisping insists he wants his retirement fight to be at UFC Liverpool card.
Bisping was last seen action against Kelvin Gastelum back in November 2017 and lost the bout via TKO in the first round. And it came on the heels of getting slept by Georges St-Pierre (GSP) at UFC 217, all while coughing up his 185-pound strap.
Despite two straight losses, Bisping won’t be retiring just yet, as he has plans to fight at least once more before calling it quits.
“UFC, I’m available. If you want me on that card, you’ve got my number,” Bisping told his podcast listeners (via MMA Junkie). “That’s a nice retirement fight. That’s where I’m from. I am interested in fighting on that card. We’ll see what the UFC comes up with, but yeah, definitely interested, for sure. That would be my last fight.”
But while there has been speculation that he could be in for a trilogy fight against Luke Rockhold, Bisping, denied those claims that no one from UFC reached him out for that fight.
Bisping and Rashad Evans were being discussed as the UFC Fight Night 127 headliner but that matchup fell through.
Before that, a rematch between Bisping and Vitor Belfort was also discussed for the event. The UFC offered the bout to both athletes, but Bisping turned it down for multiple reasons.
UFC Liverpool is set to take place on May 27, 2018, at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The event already has a headliner features homeboy Darren Till faces Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.
Do you think Michael Bisping is serious about his retirement bout or is he just playing around to stay in the limelight?