MMA

There will be no farewell fight for “The Count.”

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping officially announced his retirement from mixed martial arts Monday on his Believe You Me Podcast, bringing an end to a 14-year career that saw Bisping establish himself as one of the most successful and longest tenured fighters in UFC history while also becoming a pioneer for MMA in the United Kingdom.

Elias Theodorou was absolutely serious when he said he not only wanted to be a ring card boy but he planned on performing the job as often as time would allow. It was just a few months ago when the former “Ultimate Fighter” winner revealed plans to become the first ring boy for the all-women’s mixed martial arts promotion after initially testing the waters with his idea in Canada.