For once in his illustrious mixed martial arts (MMA) career, Michael Bisping doesn’t mind being called out by his fellow fighters on social media.
That’s because “The Count” has been receiving nothing but love in the wake of his recent retirement, as the combat sports community has come forward to recognize the Brit’s countless middleweight achievements.
Including his title-winning performance at UFC 199.
“Utterly blown away by all the beautiful messages regarding my retirement,” Bisping wrote on Twitter. “I have so many people I need to thanks but right now, thank you for the kind words. I should retire more often.”
Nothing yet from Jorge Rivera, but we’ll keep checking.
Bisping (30-9) won The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) trophy to cap off a raucous season three, then returned as coach opposite Dan Henderson and Jason Miller in later years. In addition to his 185-pound strap, “The Count” holds victories over Anderson Silva, Luke Rockhold, and the aforementioned “Hendo,” among others.
In addition, the 39 year-old Manchester native was able to make a name for himself as an MMA analyst to complement his side gigs on the silver screen (like this one). Just watch yourself around those office chairs.