Former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is set to retire after his next encounter in the Octagon, which was rumored to be at UFC Fight Night London.
As far as a final opponent goes, a receptive Bisping is willing to have his retirement fight against a man the former champion has fought twice before in Luke Rockhold.
“If that motherf--ker wants to throw down at 205 [pounds], yeah, we can entertain that, buddy,” Bisping said on Believe You Me. “I’ve got no problem knocking you out again.”
Rockhold won the initial meeting between the two by submission at UFC Fight Night 55, while Bisping won the rematch and UFC Middleweight Title by winning the rematch at UFC 199.
Bisping is still leaving the door open for future fight, despite previously saying his next fight would serve as his last.
“I still love fighting. Fighting’s what I do, that’s provided me this platform and I still feel like I’ve got at least one more in me. I’ve got more than that in me but I’m just saying from my business perspective maybe one more makes sense, maybe two more, maybe no more. We’ll see what the future holds if the deal is right,” says Bisping.
UFC 221 was the last time Rockhold was in the Octagon, suffering a third round knockout loss to Yoel Romero.