Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Lyoto Machida wants Michael Bisping to join his Front-Kick Retirement Tour

Lyoto Machida wants Michael Bisping to join his Front-Kick Retirement Tour

Machida, 39, did not follow up with punches after the kick, as Belfort was clearly out.

Belfort, though, has finally been hit by father time, culminating with a knockout loss Saturday night to Lyoto Machida at UFC 224.

At UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Vitor Belfort expected to head off into retirement. This was most likely the last bout inside an Octagon for Belfort's 26-fight UFC career.

Following the defeat, the Brazilian made it official, leaving his gloves inside the Octagon and confirming his plans to retire from MMA. "I know it was a lot like the kick I got in Randy Couture when he retired, with the difference that his was right and that was left, so maybe it is the history repeating itself". I would like this fight because Michael Bisping is a former champion, and this is a fight that could happen in the future. Bisping has also shot down a few potential opponents because he said he doesn't want bad blood with a heated rival to make his final fight camp an emotional and unpleasant experience. Do you think that Bisping will take this fight before calling it a career?

Now 41, Belfort had memorable trilogies against Couture and Dan Henderson and fought a who's who of MMA stars including Tank Abbott, Chuck Lidell, Tito Ortiz, Alistair Overeem, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold, Jacare and Gegard Mousasi.

Five years ago, a fight between Machida and Belfort would've headlined its own pay-per-view. "He might retire sometime soon, I could retire sometime soon, and people asked for that fight, so it's a fight that interests me". It was also reminiscent of Anderson Silva's finish of Belfort several years back.

"And the fans want to see this fight". Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!

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