Michael Bisping Gives Thoughts On Fighters Used As ‘Sacrificial Lambs’

On Michael Bisping’s “Believe You Me” Podcast, the former champ shared disdain for UFC fighters with big names being targeted as sacrificial lambs on the big stage. Overall, Bisping believes that older, well-known fighters are getting…

On Michael Bisping’s “Believe You Me” Podcast, the former champ shared disdain for UFC fighters with big names being targeted as sacrificial lambs on the big stage. Overall, Bisping believes that older, well-known fighters are getting the raw end of the deal when it comes to these big fights outside of promotions like UFC or […]

Michael Bisping Reacts To Fight Between OU Footballer And MMA Fighter: Grow The F*ck Up

BispingFormer UFC middleweight champion and colour-commentator, Michael Bisping has given his thoughts on a recent video that emerged of a restroom fight between Oklahoma State University footballer, Spencer Jones and a man with a mixed martial arts background. Footage emerged earlier this week of a brawl between four men in a restroom of a bar in Oklahoma, […]

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Former UFC middleweight champion and colour-commentator, Michael Bisping has given his thoughts on a recent video that emerged of a restroom fight between Oklahoma State University footballer, Spencer Jones and a man with a mixed martial arts background.

Footage emerged earlier this week of a brawl between four men in a restroom of a bar in Oklahoma, with the above mentioned, Jones stuck repeatedly by a man who is believed to have a background in mixed martial arts. In the brief, one-minute video shared on social media, Jones can be heard shouting, “get the f*ck out of here bitch, look at me” after his friend pushed the mixed martial arts trainee in question. 

Briefly conferring with his friend, the mixed martial arts practitioner then fires multiple strikes toward the face of Jones — who suffered a fractured orbital and required a four-hour surgery to save his left eye, before taking Jones to the restroom floor and attempting to set up a rear-naked choke. The mixed martial arts trained man in question has since been advised by his lawyer to refrain from commenting on the situation.

Speaking on his podcast, Believe You Me, with comedian, Luis J. Gomez — the above mentioned Bisping reacted to the scuffle, telling all parties involved, to “grow the f*ck up“.

Yeah, well, either way — grow the f*ck up, all of them, all of them,” Bisping said. “Alcohol — children and alcohol, they’re going at it, rolling around on the floor they’re getting into bathroom fights. One day they’re going to look back they’re gonna be ashamed if they’re not already.

Bisping, who provided colour-commentary at UFC Vegas 20: Rozenstruik vs. Gane last night in a three-man booth alongside UFC lightweight contender, Paul Felder and Jon Anik, retired from mixed martial arts back in November of 2017 after dropping a short-notice knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum

The victor of The Ultimate Fighter 3, Bisping eventually realised his UFC title aspirations with another short-notice appearance, this time at UFC 199 where he stopped then-champion, Luke Rockhold in the opening round of their rematch. Bisping would go on to avenge at UFC 100 knockout loss to Dan Henderson in October of 2016 with a unanimous decision win on home soil in Manchester in his sole successful title defence. 

Bisping: Calling Usman The Greatest At 170 Discredits Georges St-Pierre

Michael Bisping believes that as great as Kamaru Usman has been during his flawless UFC run, there needs to be some brakes pumped by those who believe he has already surpassed Georges St-Pierre. Kamaru Usman is riding high after stomping out Gilbert Bu…

Michael Bisping believes that as great as Kamaru Usman has been during his flawless UFC run, there needs to be some brakes pumped by those who believe he has already surpassed Georges St-Pierre. Kamaru Usman is riding high after stomping out Gilbert Burns’s hopes of dethroning him at UFC 258, and he immediately called for […]

Michael Bisping Rips Dillon Danis: Go Shine Conor’s Shoes You Loser

Michael BispingUFC middleweight legend Michael Bisping is currently beefing on social media with Bellator prospect Dillon Danis. The trouble started when it was announced YouTube celebrity Jake Paul would box retired UFC fighter Ben Askren. Danis who was also in the running for a fight with Paul took to Twitter to say he could beat both […]

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UFC middleweight legend Michael Bisping is currently beefing on social media with Bellator prospect Dillon Danis.

The trouble started when it was announced YouTube celebrity Jake Paul would box retired UFC fighter Ben Askren. Danis who was also in the running for a fight with Paul took to Twitter to say he could beat both Jake and Ben in one night.

Bisping was not amused by the fact three non-boxers where all talking up their ability to compete in the squared circle.

“A YouTuber, a wrestler and a jujitsu guy talking big about boxing is an insult to the sweet science.”

Danis didn’t take the dig laying down. He quickly and angrily fired back at the former UFC middleweight champion.

“stay in the commentary booth where it’s safe otherwise you will need more than sweet science to fix what i would do to your other eye in a boxing ring you twat.”

Bisping then mocked Danis who has only fought twice in a MMA career that has spanned three years, he wrote.

“Big words for an unproven fighter. The 2 ,yes only 2 fighters you’ve faced have records of 2-5 and 2-4. Please for the love of god, shut the fuck up and stop embarrassing yourself. Also you had your mma debut in 2018, it’s 2021, 3 years 2 fights? Go shine Conor’s shoes u loser.”

Bisping later posted a clip of Danis getting tapped out in BJJ.

“This you getting tapped out after running away @dillondanis can’t even win in grappling matches,” Bisping added. “Now go get your fucking shine box.”

Bisping is a UFC Hall of Famer and retired from the sport in 2017 after losing back-to-back fights. ‘The Count’ has since gone on to forge a successful career in media. Bisping hosts a popular podcast, commentates UFC fights and can also been seen in film.

Danis is currently rehabbing from knee surgery. The 27-year-old enjoy a successful career in BJJ but it remains to be seen if he will become a champion in MMA. Danis is yet to fight anyone with a winning record and is most known for being a friend and teammate of UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

Who do you back in this argument? Michael Bisping or Dillon Danis?

Michael Bisping Calls Out Lack Of Accountability In MMA Judging

Michael BispingMichael Bisping doesn’t want to hear anything about MMA fighters not “leaving it in the hands of the judges.” The former UFC middleweight champion was on his Believe You Me podcast, discussing this weekends upcoming fight between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. In his last fight, Holloway lost a contentious decision to Alexander Volkanovski in […]

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Michael Bisping doesn’t want to hear anything about MMA fighters not “leaving it in the hands of the judges.”

The former UFC middleweight champion was on his Believe You Me podcast, discussing this weekends upcoming fight between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. In his last fight, Holloway lost a contentious decision to Alexander Volkanovski in a rematch of their title fight. When his co-host brought up the old adage, “don’t leave it in the hands of the judges,” Bisping was sent into a tangent about that whole train of thought (H/T MMA Fighting).

“I hate that expression because no fighter wants to leave it in the hands of the judges,” Bisping said. “No fighter has ever, ever thought, ‘Oooo, you know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna leave this in the hands of three random people that I’ve never met. I’m gonna work my ass off for several months, I’m gonna put my career on the line, I’m gonna put my health on the line, I’m gonna fight in a fight and what I’m gonna do is a strategy: I’m gonna leave it in the hands of the judges because we all know they all make a lot of mistakes so that’s what I’m gonna do.’ Nobody ever plans it! You want to get in, get out. You don’t get paid for overtime. If you can get a quick knockout, great! Unfortunately, when you are fighting the best guys in the world, and you are also one of the best guys in the world, you can’t always get them out of there.”

Judging in MMA has long been a discussion point among fans and pundits alike. Seemingly every MMA card put on in recent years has had at least one puzzling scorecard that’s changed the outcome of a fight. Countless suggestions as to how the current system can be fixed have been thrown about, but for Bisping, the solution is a simple one: hold judges accountable for the scores they render.

“Almost every event there’s an outlandish fight that’s scored,” Michael Bisping continued. “Even commentating I’ve been like, ‘What the f*ck? How did that judge even come to that conclusion?’ I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, they need to be held accountable. Number one, these guys are doing a job. They’re doing a job. They get paid! So you’ve got to do that job well. In any other walk of life if you do a sh*t job, you get fired!

“When I say held accountable, it’s very simple. If there’s an outlandish score that doesn’t make sense, he sits in a room with two or three other judges and you explain why you scored that round that way, and if you can’t give a feasible excuse that’s rational and believable, then you’re either incompetent or inaccurate and either way you’re not fit for the f*cking job. It’s as simple as that and I don’t understand why that isn’t implemented.

“… Sometimes one judge’s decision can change your life, change the amount of money you’re about to earn, might make you champion of the world, might make you not champion of the world. This is high stakes!”

Bisping is of course no stranger to debatable judging. In his career, he came out on the wrong side of close fights against Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva and Rashad Evans, as well as arguably being gifted a win over Matt Hamill. Whatever the solution to the problem in MMA judging is, lets just hope that someone is able to come up with an answer soon and this weekends card goes off without any headscratchers.

Do you agree with Michael Bisping’s take on MMA judging? What do you think would help solve the problem?

Daniel Cormier, Jon Anik, Michael Bisping, and Matt Serra Unanimously Call Khabib Pound For Pound No.1

NurmagomedovKhabib Nurmagomedov might be the Lightweight champion and one of the most dominant fighters ever to grace the UFC Octagon, however, during the UFC Panelist end of year recap show he was also unanimously voted on as the Pound for Pound No.1 fighter in the world. During their showcase, the four panelists found themselves disagreeing […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov might be the Lightweight champion and one of the most dominant fighters ever to grace the UFC Octagon, however, during the UFC Panelist end of year recap show he was also unanimously voted on as the Pound for Pound No.1 fighter in the world.

During their showcase, the four panelists found themselves disagreeing on every category except one and that was that Khabib’s position in the pound for pound rankings.

The group highlighted that while he only fought once in 2020, the fashion that Khabib was able to defeat Justin Gaethje in, and his flawless 29-0 record places him at the top of the heap when it comes to the pound for pound rankings.

In this UFC 254 main event, Khabib was able to find victory in the second round via a triangle choke after showcasing his striking abilities in the first. The matchup was advertised to be the champion’s toughest stylistic matchup yet due to Gaethje’s pedigree in wrestling, however, this largely went as a nonfactor as the champion wore Gaethje down with pressure on the feet eventually finding a shot and earning his submission win.

Other names that were mentioned in the discussion included that of Jon Jones, the former number one pound for pound fighter who upon Khabib’s installment at the top of the rankings appeared to feel disrespected. After the fight, Jones to social media highlighting what he has been able to achieve in his run within the UFC spanning over the past decade and becoming the youngest champion in UFC history.

Following his latest victory over Geathje, Khabib announced his retirement from the sport, however, UFC President Dana White appears confident he can convince Khabib to return once again and defend his Lightweight title.

While the position could potentially change hands dependent on a number of variables, right now it appears the majority of fans and experts agree that Khabib is the pound for pound number one fighter in the world.