MMA world unites to pay tribute to Michael Bisping as he announces retirement – TheMacLife

Michael Bisping, Britain's first ever UFC champ, has announced his retirement from blended martial arts, giving an end a more than 14-year profession as a professional prizefighter.

'The Count' has actually shown on recent editions of his Believe You Me podcast that he was likely already retired however confirmed late on Sunday that he has certainly fought his last battle. Ultimately, a remaining eye injury combined with that he suffered 2 succeeding defeats in the octagon has led the previous middleweight world champion to stroll away from the sport, a year approximately removed from his 40th birthday.Bisping will be kept in mind in the sport for as long as it exists. From his unlikely come-from-behind victory versus Anderson Silva in his home country, to his brief notice title-winning knockout of Luke Rockhold to claim the UFC's 185-pound champion in 2016, Bisping has actually been included in a few of the most remarkable minutes in the sport's history.Utterly blown away by all the beautiful messages concerning my retirement.

I have numerous individuals I have to thanks however right now, thank you for the kind words. I should retire regularly The MMA world has actually united to pay homage to Bisping after the future Hall of Famer's announcement. Inspect out a selection below: FELLOW FIGHTERS Congrats on your remarkable journey @bisping was an enjoyment to train and help you a bit on this journey. Much respect Fantastic career @bisping. I constantly wished to fight ! Enjoy your retirement bud

! My person @bisping is leaving the game. Congrats on a fantastic career my man. You made it! You made people care one way or the other and you won and won a lot. That's exactly what matters male. Congrats my guy! DC!.?.!Thank for the memories and inspiration over the years @bisping. Among the greats.Congrats to the Count @bisping on an excellent @ufc career. He deserves to delight in retirement after contending many years against the very best of the finest ... and ultimately ending up being champwhen few thought #UK #pioneer Taken pleasure in seeing your extraordinary career @bisping!.?. !! Enjoy this next chapter.It was a pleasure to mature enjoying his profession. Seeing the growth, the garbage talk, and going in there and getting after it!.?.!MEDIA MEMBERS I understood the time was approaching; but hearing that my @UFCONFOX partner in criminal offense @bisping has actually officially retired is still bittersweet. Delighted I won't be worrying while he combats, however

sad I will not have the chance once again. Congrats Mike! See you on set, and in the HOF! Congratulations

@bisping you fought them all and

you proved your guts time and time again. TUF Champ, the majority of wins in ufc history, a lot of fights in ufc history, @ufc middleweight champ. Time to enjoy your life much more. You made it!Congrats. One of the greats. Never been so happy to see a person finally get the belt after Ten Years of grinding with competitors filled with PED's. You put England on the map. Your career beyond Fighting I 'd wager is simply as effective @bisping Michael Bisping has actually formally retired. What a career. Soooo lots of memories. I'll always remember he and I were talking at The Palms, prior to the Jason Miller fight, he stopped me midsentence and stated,"You hear that? Jason. I dislike that guy. "Miller walked in a minute later.Michael Bisping had that damn strut. That cocksure strut. You disliked him for it. You enjoyed him for it. Sometimes you weren't exactly specific which, or why. But wasn't he enjoyable to enjoy battle? Yes he was. Michael Bisping will be missed. You can count on it.Congrats to the legend @bisping

on an outstanding UFC profession! No male did more for Mixed Martial Arts's development in the UK and it was only fitting he was England's very first undeniable UFC champ. Thankful to have had the opportunity to watch and call his fights. Next stop: Hall of Popularity. #thanksMike!.?.!Congratulations to @Bisping on his retirement. He was my very first Mixed Martial Arts in-person Mixed Martial Arts interview all the way back in January of 2009 and a true testament to the decision required to succeed at the highest level of sport.

Enjoy it Mike.Want to wish the man @bisping congratulations on an impressive career! Intend to see more of you on the desk brother.