Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, 44, is re-evaluating after retiring. As a player, he was famous for his trash talk and said that his matches were boring, and it is true that he was criticized for picking opponents after becoming a champion.
Lately, however, Bisping has enjoyed more popularity than he did in his playing days. His stock price rose as his manly appearance, handsome speech, cool personality, and even his pretty daughter became an issue. Inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2019, Bisping is a UFC commentator and influencer.
Bisping, who had a recent interview with Segye Ilbo, literally boasted a big-hearted personality. Bisping said, “I always miss the fights because I watch the fighters right next to the octagon while commentating, but honestly, I’m happy right now.” said. 먹튀검증
Bisping had a middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold (39) in June 2016. Initially, when Chris Weidman left due to injury two weeks before the match, the match was concluded by saying, “I will fight Rockhold.” Everyone expected a landslide victory for Rockhold. This is because Bisping showed a lethargic appearance in November 2014 when he tapped Rockhold in 57 seconds of the second round. However, in the match for the championship belt, Bisping defeated Rockhold in the first round and eventually became the champion.
Looking back at that time, Bisping introduced, “I said, ‘I will become a champion,’ but everyone responded that I was crazy.” “But it was a great motivation.” “I knew how hard I trained, and I always believed that I could become a champion,” he said.
However, Bisping is later criticized for choosing his opponent. He chose Dan Henderson for his first defense and made his first defense in October 2016. In the second match held on November 5, 2017, he met with Georges Saint-Pierre, who raised his weight class, and eventually gave up the belt. Bisping, who came down from his seat, tried to make a comeback against Kelvin Gastelum on November 26, 2017, after three weeks, but could not survive the first round and was KO’d. Eventually, Bisping left the fighting world after this match. Bisping has a record of 30 wins and 9 losses in martial arts. In the UFC, he went 20-9, beating the likes of Anderson Silva, Brian Stan and Chris Lieven.
After Rock Hold became the champion, he blamed Bisping for not fighting him again, and the two appeared to be at odds. “Rockhold is my biggest rival,” said Bisping. “Luke is a great fighter and a good guy.” He continued, “I like that guy,” and introduced, “Rock Hold trains with my former coach, Jason Parrillo.”
Regarding the trash talk he has been doing throughout his career, he introduced, “It was a device to help promote the tournament,” and “there was also a purpose to make the opponent doubt himself with trash talk.” In particular, Bisping explained, “The most important thing for a fighter is confidence, and when confidence disappears, the fighter cannot believe in himself.” .
Bisping also fought Korean fighters Dennis Kang and Yoshihiro Akiyama (Chu Seong-hoon). Bisping looked back, saying, “The punch I received in the first round against Akiyama was really painful.”
After retiring, Bisping began working on a body that had been broken during his playing days. He had an artificial joint in his knee and a prosthetic eye in one of his eyes. All of them were injuries sustained from competing with suspected or suspected performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). However, Bisping was trying to overcome it cheerfully, such as showing a scene of removing and inserting a prosthetic eye directly through his social media. Bisping, a victim of a banned substance, has lashed out at players who use it. “Martial arts is not a game,” Bisping said. We don’t play soccer, we don’t play basketball. we fight Doing so could hurt you. I have only one eye and no knee joints. He pointed out that if a fighter used a banned substance, he should feel ashamed.” He continued, “It’s less than before, but I still think that players are using illegal drugs.”
Nonetheless, Bisping said that if his two sons, Calum and Lucas, who are training in martial arts, want to become fighters, he will actively support them. Bisping replied, “Mixed martial arts is a very tough sport, and I’ve lived with numerous injuries, so it’s not what I want.” He then introduced, “My eldest son, Calum, received a scholarship from college and likes wrestling.”
Bisping is also called ‘artisan adult’ among Korean fans. Fans made a joke of the expression that their daughter Ellie (19) is pretty. Upon hearing this, Bisping laughed heartily and said, “I want to tell Ellie quickly,” and during the interview, she called Ellie loudly.
Lastly, I asked Bisping, who sometimes misses the Octagon, who he would like to meet if a ‘dream match’ were to happen. Bisping said it was a difficult question, pondered it for a moment, then replied with a big smile.