The subject of Michael Bisping’s walk into the sunset after (what will be) a Hall of Fame UFC career has been a protracted one but now he seems to have his heart set on a date for his final fight.
“UFC, I’m available. If you want me on that card, you’ve got my number,” Bisping said. “That’s a nice retirement fight. Liverpool. Northwest of England. 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.”
In early November Bisping lost via submission to Georges St-Pierre to relinquish the 185-pound title he won from Luke Rockhold 18 months prior. Three weeks later Bisping suffered a first round knockout at the hands of Kelvin Gastelum in China and has remained out of action since.
The identity of who might be Bisping’s final opponent has remained unclear, though several names have been speculated including a rubber match with Luke Rockhold to settle a series which currently stands at 1-1.
The addition of a Michael Bisping retirement to the upcoming UFC debut in Liverpool in May would be a huge boost to an already solid card. Darren Till and Stephen Thompson are expected to meet in the main event, while it was confirmed today that Gunnar Nelson and Neil Magny are slated for the event’s co-main feature.
UFC Liverpool takes place on May 27th in the Echo Arena, Liverpool.