2017 has already been a hell of a year for #MichaelBisping.
Not only has "The Count" been racking up "Fighter of the Year" accolades after winning and defending the middleweight championship in his 12th year as a professional – becoming the winningest fighter in UFC History in the process – but he's even begun to branch out into Hollywood, earning a role in the third installment of the blockbuster XXX franchise, The Return of Xander Cage, which hit theaters last weekend.
Bisping's plans for the rest of 2017? Money fights, of course.
While many MMA fans have been hoping to see Bisping lock down a fight with #1 middleweight contender Yoel Romero (especially after their memorable back-and-forth at UFC 205), the 37-year-old has his eyes set on other, more lucrative ventures.
“I want the biggest fight I can get,” Bisping told us. “I don’t mind facing No. 1 contenders, but at this stage of my career, I’ve fought the best guys forever. I want the biggest fight it can possibly be. And by biggest, I mean the biggest money-generating fight I can possibly have. I feel I deserve that. I’ve earned that.”
Currently scheduled to undergo knee surgery, Bisping tells us that we probably shouldn't expect to see him accepting any fights until April or May. But when he's ready to go, who would you like to see him face?