Michael Bisping opens up on loss of Georges St-Pierre – says he would have retired immediately


Michael Bisping’s history in the UFC was full of ups and downs. The Manchester native has been living his dream of becoming the UFC champion. However, his reign did not last long after Georges St-Pierre defeated him in 2017. The fight with GSP is something Bisping would do if given the chance.Georges St-Pierre returned to action in 2017 after a long four-year layoff. There were a ton of questions as to whether ring rust was going to affect him. In preparation for the fight, he argued he might even be better than he was while leading the welterweight division. While he didn’t exactly dominate Bisping, he still defeated “The Count” in a fair and equitable manner.

Responding to questions from fans on Twitter, Bisping named the fight with GSP as the one he’d like to start again.

St-Pierre won the fight via a bare back starter in the third round. He would lock the submission after rocking him with a right hook. Although GSP won the fight, it wasn’t the way many expected him to. Bisping did a really good job of not staying on the ground after the takedowns. He even put several elbows on his back, which resulted in regular bleeding from GSP’s face.

Michael Bisping shares what he would have done if he had defeated the GSP

Bisping won the 185-pound belt after knocking out Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. He pulled off a successful belt defense by avenging his loss to Dan Henderson. Following the victory, his reign ended with the defeat against St-Pierre.

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Bisping attempted a quick turnaround after the loss. However, that plan didn’t go very well as he suffered a knockout loss at the hands of Kelvin Gastelum. It was after this loss that Bisping hung up his gloves.

If the fight with GSP had gone the other way, the Englishman would have withdrawn earlier.

Hall of Famer, Bisping is currently working as a UFC analyst. He also has his own “Believe You Me” podcast. While he can’t rule the division for long, the fact that he rose to the top despite recurring issues with his right eye goes a long way in showing the fighter that he is.

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