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Michael Bisping reacts to UFC Shanghai loss: ‘It’s going to take a bigger pile of sh*t than Kelvin Gastelum to get rid of me’

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Despite his willingness to step up on short notice and fight a dangerous Kelvin Gastelum earlier today (Sat., Nov. 25, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 122 live on Fight Pass from inside Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping did not get the outcome he was looking for.

Instead of rebounding from his submission loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 earlier this month, Bisping was flattened by a Gastelum left hand early into the first round and suffered the quickest defeat of his storied career. After the dust settled, Bisping stood in the middle of the Octagon and cleared the air about his performance and immediate fighting future.

“I was enjoying myself,” Bisping said during his post-fight speech. “He caught me with a good shot. God bless Kelvin. He’s young. I’ve done this for a long time. I’m getting old.”

“You know Kelvin is a great guy,” Bisping added when asked if he has one more fight left in him. “But unfortunately it’s going to take a bigger pile of sh*t than him to get rid of me.”

Remember, Bisping had hinted at retirement entering his middleweight title fight with GSP. After losing to St-Pierre in devastating fashion, “The Count” put a plan in motion to retire this coming March in London. But after Anderson Silva was popped by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Bisping put his retirement party on hold and stepped in against Gastelum.

While the former champ’s decision didn’t pay off, he saved a card that was already destined to struggle considering it aired at the crack of dawn. So despite his losing effort, Bisping will still command massive appeal as he enters his final Octagon showdown early next year.

For complete UFC Fight Night 122 results and coverage click here.