Due to the punishment Michael Bisping incurred during the month of November, some have wondered whether the fighter should be competing at the UFC’s March 17th card in London. Based off comments his striking coach Jason Parillo recently made, it sounds like he might be thinking the same thing.
Bisping lost the middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 on November 4th, as he was choked out by the star in round three. Not long after, Bisping agreed to fight Kelvin Gastelum on November 25th, and was KO’d in round one.
Leading up to the card in Shanghai, Bisping said he wanted to fight at the UFC’s upcoming event in London, so he could retire in his native England. But, since that card is approximately three months out from his KO defeat, many have wondered, if Bisping should have that quick of a turn around bout. After all, many, including Joe Rogan, questioned whether he should have fought Gastelum in the first place.
Parillo recently spoke with MMA Junkie, and he was asked about whether Bisping should fight on March 17th, as he’s said he hopes to do. The renowned coach said this:
“In my opinion, Michael Bisping’s done enough. I don’t think Michael Bisping ever has to fight again. I think that he had such a phenomenal career – if we are just fighting for money, maybe it’s not worth it at this point. He’s made a lot of money. He can retire and be fine for the rest of his life. He’ll never be fine just sitting around being fine. He’s going to go out and be making noise doing something else. That’s a conversation that’s going to be had over the course of time, obviously.”
“…I want to see Mike rest. I can’t even get my mind wrapped around him fighting anybody at this point. I don’t even want to think about fighting anybody right now.”