Former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping officially retires at age of 39.
On his podcast “Believe you me” Bisping said
“Obviously I’ve teased this for a long time now. I might fight again, I might not. Unfortunately, there’s not a fight that I’m announcing,” Bisping said. “I am going to announce my official retirement from mixed martial arts.”
“You can’t do it forever. I’ve done it for a long time. Of course, I’ve got issues with my eye. After the Gastelum fight, I started having issues with my good eye, which I’ve never spoken about before,” he said.
“After the Gastelum fight, I went to a party afterward with all my team and friends that had flown in to watch. We went to a club, and because it’s dark, I just kept seeing this flash out of the corner of my good eye. I just kept looking….then I realize, there’s no flash, it’s just my eye. Every time I looked left, it flashes. It still does it now when it’s dark.”
“So I said I was going to be done the fighting, but I did contemplate another fight in London,” he said. “That never happened. Probably a good thing. Everybody told me not to fight. I was actually negotiating with the UFC to fight Rashad Evans in London. It’s probably a good thing that never happened.”
Bisping entertained the idea of having his retirement fight in his home country, but alas he decided to retire. The Count” went 30-9 over the course of a pro career that began in 2004.