Michael Bisping would have retired earlier if one fight went his way

Michael Bisping is a commentator for the UFC but spent some time in prison too
Announcer Michael Bisping looks on during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Michael Bisping retired from the UFC after losing to Kelvin Gastelum in 2017

UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping is one of the most popular faces in the business as he is now a commentator and podcaster too.

Bisping is a former Middleweight Champion but retired from the sport in 2017 after losing to Kelvin Gastelum.

Michael Bisping retired after losing to Kelvin Gastelum
Michael Bisping of England is pinned by Georges St-Pierre of Canada in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The 41-year-old has spoken about problems in his knees in the past and even had replacement surgery. While Bisping is one of the best ever, he did speak about retiring a little earlier than he did.

The British star is regularly on social media answering questions from his fans and one asked about his huge battle against Georges St-Pierre.

GSP was also coming back from retirement and got the better of Bisping. The 41-year-old then fought Gastelum with that being his last bout, however, The Count claimed he would have retired on the night if he beat GSP.

Beating the best of the rest

Bisping also answered some other questions with him claiming that he would defeat the current crop of Middleweights if he was in his prime.

That is saying a lot since Israel Adesanya is the current Middleweight champion and is undefeated in his career. Many claim Adesanya is one of the best ever but Bisping was great too during his prime.

The Count ended his MMA career with a record of 30 wins and nine losses. Bisping defeated some of the best at the time with Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson and Luke Rockhold all losing to him.

However, The Count cut short any chance of him making a return to the Octagon now:

Bisping vs GSP remains one of the biggest fights in UFC history and it could have been the perfect swansong for his career.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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