The former-middleweight champion of the world Michael Bisping could well be set for the retirement fight he so craves according to the report by Ariel Helwani.
Love him or hate him, the world of mixed martial arts will be a much quieter place when Michael Bisping retires.
Sure, between his roles as a FOX Sports analyst and his popular ‘Believe You Me’ podcast he won’t too far from the public’s ear, but following his pair of brutal losses to Georges St-Pierre and Kelvin Gastelum, it does finally appear as though the Count’s race is run.
Bisping’s finest moment was, of course, his UFC 199 knockout win over the former-champ Luke Rockhold, a victory that began one of the most controversial title reigns in the sport’s history. 2016 was a fantastic year for the Brit and according to the man himself, a homecoming show would be the perfect way to cap off his run in the UFC.
With an eye on the upcoming UFC London show in March, Bisping has been campaigning for a retirement fight on that card and despite the talk of him facing off against his former-rival Vitor Belfort – a fight he refused apparently – Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting has reported that the UFC are looking at a different fixture.
A main event fight between Michael Bisping & Rashad Evans is on the table for the London card on March 17. It’s currently being discussed/considered but not finalized yet. A decision will be made soon. Would be a rematch of UFC 78’s headliner, which Evans won via split decision.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 27, 2018
Rashad Evans is another fighter who finds himself on something of a skid in recent times and while he hasn’t looked even close to his former self in recent years, a matchup between he and his UFC on FOX co-worker could well be the perfect end to the long and storied career of Michael Bisping.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena