Farewell to The Count

One of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s longest-serving combatants called it a career on May 28, with former middleweight champion and “The Ultimate Fighter 3” winner Michael Bisping hanging up the gloves at 39 years old. Citing problems with his “good eye” — Bisping’s “bad eye” was the victim of a detached retina back in 2013 — and motivated by the 2017 film “Journeyman,” which centres around a boxing champion who suffers a traumatic brain injury, Bisping announced on his radio podcast that “the time is now” to make the transition out of professional face punching.

A veteran of 39 MMA fights and one of only three men to have had 20 wins inside the octagon, his storied career is worth reflecting upon.

You can read the rest of this article at Sherdog.com.

 

 

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