Michael Bisping is a mixed martial arts veteran that has taken on some of the toughest and most talented fighters the sport has to offer over the years. Now that “The Count” has decided to retire, a series of fellow competitors have come forward to pay tribute to the MMA great.
Michael Bisping has put on quite the career. Winner of The Ultimate Fighter 3, “The Count” would eventually go on to set the UFC record for most victories earned within the promotion.
Beyond that, Bisping has gone on to compete in multiple weight classes. Originally a light heavyweight, “The Count” went on to become a UFC middleweight champion in the later run of his career.
However, on Monday, Bisping announced his official retirement from the sport of MMA. Check out what many fighters had to say within the social media posts below:
Congratulations @bisping you fought them all and you proved your mettle time and time again. TUF Champ, most wins in ufc history, most fights in ufc history, @ufc middleweight champ. ? Time to enjoy your life even more. You earned it!
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) May 29, 2018
Congrats. One of the greats. Never been so happy to see a guy finally get the belt after 10 years of grinding with competition filled with PED’s. You put England on the map. Your career outside of Fighting I’d bet is just as successful @bisping ??
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) May 29, 2018
It was a pleasure to grow up watching his career. Seeing the growth, the trash talk, and going in there and getting after it ?? https://t.co/yMncdlNj5W
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) May 29, 2018
Enjoyed watching your incredible career @bisping! Enjoy this next chapter.
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) May 29, 2018
Congrats to the Count @bisping on a great @ufc career. He deserves to enjoy retirement after competing so many years against the best of the best….and ultimately becoming champ when few believed#UK #pioneer
— Arjan Singh Bhullar (@TheOneASB) May 29, 2018
Thank for the memories and inspiration over the years @bisping. One of the greats.
— Craig White (@theTHNDRcat) May 29, 2018
— Steven Ray (@StevenRayMMA) May 29, 2018
— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) May 29, 2018
My guy @bisping is getting out of the game. Congrats on a great career my man. You earned it! You made people care one way or the other and you won and won a lot. That’s what matters man. Congrats my man! DC pic.twitter.com/sD1rwNtz20
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) May 29, 2018
Congrats @bisping on a amazing career ! Enjoy your retirement bud !
— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) May 29, 2018
— Joe Duffy (@Duffy_MMA) May 29, 2018
Congrats to @bisping on his retirement ! He has accomplished so much in this sport and is def a future hall of famer! Unfortunately we never had the opportunity to fight in the octagon but it was a pleasure just to trash talk back and forth a few times ! Future is bright. Enjoy!
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) May 29, 2018
— Elvis Sinosic (@ElvisSinosic) May 29, 2018
Great career @bisping . I always wanted to fight you because you’re a legendary and top contender . To stay with the top organization and be relevant for years takes a lot, much respect and enjoy! ?
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) May 29, 2018
Congrats on your amazing journey @bisping was a pleasure to train and help you a bit on this journey. Much respect
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) May 29, 2018