Michael Bisping eyeing retirement fight at UFC Fight Night 127 in London

After Anderson Silva failed another USADA test it appeared Kelvin Gastelum was without an opponent for his bout in Shanghai.

"God bless Shanghai, I'm sure the people are very nice, but no", Bisping told Ariel Helwani asked him if he was considering hanging up his gloves in Shanghai.

The Ultimate Fighter Season 3 victor is eyeing the UFC's London card, next March, for his swansong.

"I can't see how I cannot take this fight", Bisping said "I'm serious because the homework is done".

"There's a fight card on in London". "I would love to be on that".

"I definitely want my last fight to be in England".

Bisping was humble, gracious and pragmatic following his loss to Georges St-Pierre and shunned retirement in favor of at least one more bout.

Bisping has been fighting in the UFC since winning the third season of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series back in 2006.

And he's more than happy with how his career is winding down.

Despite having been the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport a few years beforehand, there were concerns as to whether the now 36-year-old had waited too long to return and how he'd cope with stepping up a division and carrying extra muscle and so the odds were very close leading into his fight with Bisping. "I guarantee you it's not gonna be 'GSP'". "It was fun though, I was enjoying the process", says GSP.

"It's time to move on and do something else with my life and I'm not done yet". I've got no injuries, I like to fight and I've got a bad taste in my mouth from my last performance.

'I'm taking this fight just (because) you're only as good as your last fight, and last week's fight didn't go according to plan. There's no telling. I guess it's a unique injury. Facing off against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122 later this month, the longtime Octagon contender says he wants to retire after a planned contest at UFC Fight Night 127 in March of next year. "That wasn't the plan, but circumstances have put me in this situation".

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