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Michael Bisping lands 2-year analyst deal with FUEL TV | UFC NEWS

FUEL TV wants more of “The Count.” Michael Bisping (23-5) has recently been added as an analyst for FUEL TV. They landed a deal with the middleweight Ultimate Fighting Championship star – who is known to say exactly how he feels – to be an analyst on the weigh-in shows, pre and post fight shows.

Bisping had a successful debut appearance on the show when he covered UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann this past weekend. Bisping said to Bloodyelbow.com’s Steph Daniels that the producers liked him and offered him a contract.

“I just left my manager’s office and I just signed the contract,” he said on Bloody Elbow. “I’ll be a regularly featured analyst on FUEL TV. There’s a lot of down time in between fights, so this allows me to be productive. I had a really great time last week and the producers liked me, so they offered me a contract. I think the next time I’m due back is in three or four weeks. I’m not sure how often I’ll be on, but it should be pretty regularly, because I’m close to L.A.”

Bisping will still be fighting through his FUEL TV contract. His next fight will be against Alan Belcher (18-7) at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on April 27. Bisping lost his last fight at UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping against Vitor Belfort in January via technical knockout at 1 minute and 27 seconds in the second round.

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