Last month, Michael Bisping officially announced that he was retiring from the sport of MMA after over 14 years as a professional.
Since making his professional debut in April 2004, Bisping had 39 MMA fights, winning 30 of them and losing nine. He had a 20-9 record in the UFC.
Still, his career is Hall of Fame worthy, as he won the UFC Middleweight Championship and held onto it for 518 days, the third-longest title reign in UFC middleweight history.
Bisping successfully defended the title against Dan Henderson in October 2016 at UFC 204 before losing it to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 in November 2017.
He's also tied with Georges St. Pierre & Donald Cerrone for the most wins in UFC history with 20.
Despite having so many wins under the UFC banner, it hasn't been difficult for Bisping to pick his favourite one out of the lot.
Speaking recently on The MMA Hour, the British fighter revealed that his favourite moment from his UFC career has to be when he defeated rival Luke Rockhold for the UFC Middleweight title at UFC 199 in June 2016.
Bisping said, according to MMA Fighting: “It’s flown by, but [UFC 199] does seem like a long time ago.
"I don’t know why, maybe it was because of the short notice or something, but I’ve never felt so confident going into a fight in my life. Never felt so confident.
"Even if you watch it back, and you see we try to touch gloves and Rockhold’s like, ‘No touch, no touch,’ and I said, ‘No touch? Well I’ll touch you in a second, motherf*cker.’
"And you can hear it, I’m just off-screen saying, ‘I’ll touch you in a second, motherf*cker.’
“The fact that I’m so calm in my mind to be coming out with witty remarks right before the fight starts just shows how calm and in the moment I was, and a lot of that was because of (head coach) Jason Parillo again, and all my coaches.
"It was a great moment and I’ll forever remember it.”
Bisping and Rockhold had met previously in November 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs Bisping, with Rockhold winning via submission in the second round. Bisping got his revenge a year and a half later.
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