Georges St-Pierre puts Michael Bisping to sleep at UFC 217

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UFC 217 was something of an unprecedented night for the UFC last Saturday.

In the three title matches at the top of the card, we saw three new champions crowned with two knockouts and a choke-out.

The headlining bout saw Michael Bisping defending his UFC middleweight title against the returning legend, Georges St-Pierre.

The Canadian vacated his UFC welterweight title back in November of 2013 and four years later he returned to secure the middleweight belt.

The manner of the victory was seriously impressive, too.

After landing a beautiful left hook, Bisping was floored and put in all kinds of trouble as GSP rampaged towards him.

As you can see from the video below, Rush hammered the champion until he was primed to be mounted and locked in the rear-naked choke to bring the belt home:

To be fair to Bisping, he refused to tap and lose his title the easy way - the same way Conor McGregor lost to Nate Diaz. But, he was put to sleep nonetheless and not many people escape a choke like that.

Looking forward, UFC Fight Night 127 will take place on March 17, 2018 at London's O2 Arena and, naturally, there have been calls to include the likes of Bisping and Jimi Manuwa on the card.

"I'm fine. I've got no injuries whatsoever," Bisping said at the post-fight press conference. "Nothing hurt me. Maybe March in London. Yeah, that sounds nice."

Although Bisping is clearly interested in featuring on the card, he's not so sure UFC president Dana White would put him in the main event slot.

"I don't know about headlining. I just got choked out," he added.

It would have been easy for The Count to walk away following his defeat to St-Pierre, but it appears as though he may treat UFC's event in London as a swansong of sorts.

"I'll probably have one more [match]," Bisping said on his podcast, Believe You Me in June.

"And I want that to be in London or Manchester, in the UK. I want it to be in England.

"I want to have my last fight and say farewell to the fans who, in England, have treated me so well. They really have. The MMA fans out there really embraced me as one of their own and made the difference in my career so I want my last fight to be in England."

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