"Two main events in three weeks on opposite sides of the planet. walk in the park", the Englishman said.
Bisping was humble, gracious and pragmatic following his loss to Georges St-Pierre and shunned retirement in favor of at least one more bout. He has been receiving praise for his "warrior" attitude from far and wide.
"Again, I have nothing against China", Bisping said, after Helwani posited that it didn't make sense for the "Count" to retire in Shanghai, "they are a lovely race of people".
"There's a fight card on in London. That's why I want to fight Kelvin, because I know I can do better than what I showed [at UFC 217]". I would love to be a part of that to say thank you to the British people who supported me and have my last fight there.
"I'm at peace right now, I've been at peace for a long time".
Khandare (5-2-0) will also be making his UFC debut in this fight and the competitor has only competed once in the last four years. "Contrary to popular belief, with GSP saying I'm an angry man, I'm a very happy man". While Bisping stands a very low chance of retiring as champion now that he's lost the belt, he admits he's at peace with his decision to call it quits next spring. It's time to move on and do something else with my life. I feel good, I'm in good shape, I've got no injuries, so why not?
"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 was planning on my last fight being in March".