And Bisping insists he wants to prove he is a better fighter than the one that lost to GSP at Madison Square Garden.
Bisping has said in recent months that he doesn't intend to fight much longer, but then, prior to his November 4th bout with GSP, he said he had no imminent plans to close out his career.
In the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), the concept of "ring rust" is frequently used, with fighters who have been out of the cage for an extended period of time often seen as being at risk of not performing to the best of their abilities.
'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. I feel good, I'm in good shape, I've got no injuries, so why not?
'I was planning on my last fight being in March.
In this article, we'll seek to find evidence to back up that theory by recounting 10 examples of UFC stars who have gone against the grain and shown no sign of ring rust and excelled at the highest level after returning from particularly lengthy layoffs from the sport.
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