Over the last few weeks, the MMA world has been abuzz about a potential trilogy fight between former UFC middleweight champions Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold. Yet while the beef between these two former champions is clearly still sizzling, Bisping isn’t sure it’s a fight he wants. In fact, he’s not even sure he’ll ever fight again.
“Honestly, I don’t know if I’m going to fight again,” Bisping said on his Believe You Me podcast (via MMANytt). “I was going to fight in London, which is happening this weekend. I was supposed to fight but we couldn’t get the deal done and now it’s giving me more time to reflect. I don’t know, maybe I will, maybe I won’t [fight again].”
“The reason I say I don’t know… there’s a lot of things going on in my life right now,” Bisping continued. “I’m very busy and of course you’ve got to want it and I do want it. I do enjoy it and I do miss being in fight camp and I think that’s one thing that all athletes have is the trouble of finally walking away. I find myself whenever I speak to athletes and former athletes, I ask them about their transition because it’s something I’m curious about but for me when I was younger, fighting was just a way to make money and I’ve been somewhat successful in that department.”
“But I’m always scared of letting it go and saying goodbye because once you close the door, you close the door and you can never go back.”
Needless to say, the future is nebulous for the former UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping. Would you like to see him fight Luke Rockhold for a third time before he hangs up the gloves?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/14/2018.