Michael Bisping confirms retirement fight will occur in London

Ruben Hill
November 14, 2017

Michael Bisping lost in the main event of the UFC 217 PPV (pay-per-view) event on November 4th in NY at Madison Square Garden to former UFC welterweight champion and current middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre by submission.

"Two main events in three weeks on opposite sides of the planet. walk in the park", the Englishman said.

Bisping then explained why he took this short-notice bout. He has been receiving praise for his "warrior" attitude from far and wide. Facing off against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122 later this month, the longtime Octagon contender says he wants to retire after a planned contest at UFC Fight Night 127 in March of next year. "Again, I have nothing against China, they are a lovely race of people". I have never been to China, why is my retirement fight going to be in China?

It'll be a homecoming of sorts for Bisping, who was born in Manchester, England, and has his sights set on retiring after a fight in London in March.

"I'm at peace right now, I've been at peace for a long time. I'm a very happy man", Bisping said. "I've always wanted my last fight to be in England". It's time to move on and do something else with my life.

"I'm taking this fight just (because) you're only as good as your last fight, and last week's fight didn't go according to plan".

"So this gives me a chance to exorcise my demons and get some decent mental space back", he continued. "That wasn't the plan, but circumstances have put me in this situation".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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