Lyoto Machida calls out Michael Bisping for next fight

Lyoto Machida calls out Michael Bisping for next fight

UFC 224 victor Lyoto Machida has called for a shot at the former-middleweight champion Michael Bisping as the Englishman edges towards his retirement.

Machida throws a pair of front kicks followed by a low kick.

Although Belfort has publicly expressed interest in competing in a so-called "UFC legends division" consisting of aging fighters if the promotion ever decides to go in that direction, it's far more likely that he'll have to sign with Bellator or join one of MMA's smaller promotions if he wishes to continue fighting past UFC 224.

How did Belfort's fellow pros react to the finish?

Following the defeat, the Brazilian made it official, leaving his gloves inside the Octagon and confirming his plans to retire from MMA.

Belfort began his career more than two decades ago, and entered the Octagon in only the second fight of his career. This was a quick fight with just a few sets of blows in the first round and a quick unbelievable KO by Lyoto Machida in the second round.

We're sure Bisping is under no illusions about his abilities as a title-threat these days and for what it's worth, this could well be the fight to make - if all of the relevant pieces fall into place.

The knockout was reminiscent of Anderson Silva's famous finish of Belfort in 2011.

Belfort retired on 26-14 after the fight, while Machida called out Michael Bisping and says he can't retire until they've slugged it out.

"Michael Bisping, I'm still waiting for you, man". This fight couldn't happen back in the day, so I think this is a great matchup for both of us.

"And I think it's time for me to take care of my family and my endeavours. He might retire sometime soon, I could retire sometime soon, and people asked for that fight, so it's a fight that interests me".

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