Former UFC Champion Michael Bisping Announces His Retirement Fight (For Real This Time)

Mixed martial arts veteran Michael Bisping has had an interesting few weeks as of late. The fighter headlined the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s second appearance at New York’s Madison Square Garden for UFC 217. In the night’s main event from Nov. 4, Bisping faced the end of his middleweight title reign as the fighter suffered a submission loss to Georges St-Pierre.

Soon after, the UFC was faced with a dilemma as the mixed martial arts promotion’s debut in Shanghai, China was short a competitor. Anderson Silva was pulled out of his main event match up against Kelvin Gastelum due to a failed drug test.

On just weeks notice, “The Count” reached out to the UFC President and locked himself in for the night’s upcoming main event match up against Kelvin Gastelum. UFC Fight Night 122 goes down in Shanghai, China on Nov. 25 inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

All of that in mind, Michael Bisping has now come forward with some other news. Appearing on The MMA Hour, Bisping revealed that he now plans to retire this March after competing on the UFC’s upcoming London card.

That being said, the mixed martial arts promotion as yet to officially announce Bisping has a part of their UFC Fight Night London card that is set for March 17.