Former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping suffered a brutal knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Fight Night Shanghai.
Jason Parillo is the longtime coach of Bisping and he says that the former middleweight champion doesn’t have to fight anymore.
“In my opinion, Michael Bisping’s done enough. I don’t think Michael Bisping ever has to fight again. I think that he had such a phenomenal career – if we are just fighting for money, maybe it’s not worth it at this point. He’s made a lot of money. He can retire and be fine for the rest of his life. He’ll never be fine just sitting around being fine. He’s going to go out and be making noise doing something else. That’s a conversation that’s going to be had over the course of time, obviously,” Parillo said to MMA Junkie.
Bisping has stated before that he plans on retiring after competing at a yet to be announced UFC event in London this March.
Despite the already announced retirement plans, the coach just wants to see the former champion take a break from competition.
“I want to see Mike rest. I can’t even get my mind wrapped around him fighting anybody at this point. I don’t even want to think about fighting anybody right now,” says Parillo.
The former middleweight champion has been with the UFC for over a decade now, ever since winning the UFC Ultimate Fighter 3.