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MMA world unites to pay tribute to Michael Bisping as he announces retirement

Tributes have been pouring in for the former middleweight champion.

By John Balfe - 29 May 2018

Michael Bisping, Britain’s first ever UFC champion, has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, bringing to an end a more than 14-year career as a professional prizefighter.

‘The Count’ has indicated on recent editions of hisย Believe You Me podcastย that he was likely already retired but confirmed late on Sunday that he has indeed fought his final fight. Ultimately, a lingering eye injury coupled with the fact that he suffered two successive defeats in the octagon has led the former middleweight world champion to walk away from the sport, a year or so removed from his 40th birthday.

Bisping will be remembered in the sport for as long as it exists. From his unlikely come-from-behind victory against Anderson Silva in his home country, to his short notice title-winning knockout of Luke Rockhold to claim the UFC’s 185-pound championship in 2016, Bisping has been involved in some of the most dramatic moments in the sport’s history.

The MMA world has united to pay tribute to Bisping after the future Hall of Famer’s announcement. Check out a selection below:

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