It looks like another Michael Bisping’s son is well on his way to being the next champion in the family.
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping’s 15-year-old son Callum competed in the 2016 SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Long Beach, California over the weekend and posted a great result.
Michael wrote in an Instagram post, “My boy @callum11231 just won his first match at the jujitsu world championships in Long beach. @rvcasport and he’s having to compete in the 18 year old blue belt division. And he’s a 15 year old junior orange belt. @mauriciotinguinha”
The UFC middleweight champion followed up with the final results of Callum’s tournament.
“My son just won world silver medal at the jujitsu world championships,” Bisping said in another Instagram post. “He did an amazing job representing @mauriciotinguinha #tinguinha jujitsu and the Bisping name 🙂 He lost the final by a razor close decision. Well done Callum! Couldn’t be prouder.”
“Callum and Ellie [Bisping’s daughter] never give us problems, whatsoever,” Bisping said on a UFC 199 special. “We’ve never had to discipline them. They’re great kids because they take after their mother. Luke, unfortunately, has a little bit of me in him,” Bisping said of his younger son who has been known to give his father some stress by picking his opponents to beat him.
Will we see the younger Bisping enter the Octagon in the near future and follow in the footsteps of his father? At 15-years-old, Callum is surely starting off on the right foot and with his dad being at the top of the UFC middleweight division, you have to imagine there are some valuable lessons and techniques to be learned.
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