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Tom Aspinall, Stipe Miocic
Stipe Miocic

Michael Bisping agrees with Stipe Miocic’s decision to turn down Tom Aspinall fight at UFC 300: “The man’s 42 years old in August”

Harry Kettle - January 26, 2024

UFC commentator Michael Bisping has explained why he agrees with Stipe Miocic’s decision not to fight Tom Aspinall. As many fans know, Stipe Miocic was scheduled to challenge Jon Jones for the UFC heavyweight championship last November. Unfortunately, due to an injury sustained by Jon, the bout was called off.

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Sean Strickland

Michael Bisping weighs in on Sean Strickland’s ‘headbutt’ claim: “The reality is these things just happen”

Susan Cox - January 23, 2024

Michael Bisping is weighing in on Sean Strickland’s ‘headbutt’ claim. It was at UFC 297 this past weekend where Dricus Du Plessis (21-2 MMA) defeated Sean Strickland (28-6 MMA) in a middleweight title bout to claim the belt as his own.

Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping says Strickland vs. Du Plessis is 'very personal'

Zain Bando - January 17, 2024

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is familiar with big fights, as he won the title from Luke Rockhold on under two weeks’ notice at UFC 199 in June 2016. Eight years later, Bisping, now a UFC color commentator and analyst for the U.K.-based television network TNT Sports, broke down the UFC 297 middleweight championship main event between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis on the event’s preview show.

Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua
Francis Ngannou

Michael Bisping explains why Anthony Joshua deserves “a lot of respect” for accepting boxing match with Francis Ngannou: “Doesn’t really gain anything with a win”

Susan Cox - January 12, 2024

Michael Bisping is explaining why Anthony Joshua deserves ‘a lot of respect’ for accepting a boxing match with Francis Ngannou. Anthony Joshua (27 wins – 3 losses) will meet Francis Ngannou (0 wins – 1 loss) in a 10-round heavyweight boxing match on Friday, March 8th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping confident Alex Pereira will be defending his light heavyweight title at UFC 300: “You know who it’s gonna be”

Susan Cox - January 10, 2024

Michael Bisping is confident Alex Pereira will be defending his light heavyweight title at UFC 300. Bisping, a former UFC middleweight champion, is making a big prediction for UFC 300.

Michael Bisping, Tom Aspinall
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping explains why 'crazy' Tom Aspinall vs. Brock Lesnar fight could headline UFC 300

Josh Evanoff - January 9, 2024

UFC commentator Michael Bisping believes that Tom Aspinall vs. Brock Lesnar isn’t as crazy as it sounds. The milestone UFC 300 event is now just a few months away. As of now, there are a slew of matchups announced for the event, including Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan. However, beyond comments from names such as Leon Edwards, there’s no clear champion to headline the card.

Ian Garry Sean Strickland
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping reminds Sean Strickland why “all bets are off” in trash talk with Ian Machado Garry

Harry Kettle - January 5, 2024

MMA analyst Michael Bisping has weighed in on Sean Strickland’s recent war of words with Ian Machado Garry. Over the course of the last few weeks, Sean Strickland and Ian Machado Garry have somewhat become rivals. It started with Strickland offering his thoughts on the speculation surrounding Machado Garry’s wife, with the Irishman obviously not being too pleased about that. The two had a run-in at the UFC PI, with Strickland making it clear that he’d be willing to fight him – even though he wasn’t overly interested in doing so.

Conor McGregor
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping explains why Conor McGregor is playing risky business by fighting at middleweight in UFC return: “It's going to make him tired”

Harry Kettle - January 4, 2024

UFC commentator Michael Bisping has questioned whether or not it’s a good idea for Conor McGregor to move up to middleweight. To kickstart the new year, Conor McGregor announced that he will return to the Octagon for International Fight Week this summer. His aim is to lock horns with Michael Chandler, and he wants to do so at 185 pounds. McGregor has never fought at middleweight before, leading some to believe that he’s simply putting on a show and that he doesn’t actually want to fight at a weight that high.

Colby Covington
Leon Edwards

Michael Bisping explains what’s going to make Colby Covington “very, very dangerous come fight night” at UFC 296

Harry Kettle - November 28, 2023

Michael Bisping has revealed what makes Colby Covington such a dangerous opponent for Leon Edwards at UFC 296. Next month at UFC 296, Leon Edwards will defend his UFC welterweight championship against Colby Covington. While some believe the challenger has not earned another title shot, ‘Chaos’ is still an incredibly viable opponent. In the eyes of many, this is going to be a tight affair, with Covington attempting to use his pressure and volume to wear Edwards down.

Michael Bisping, Anthony Smith, UFC
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping explains why he’s picking Anthony Smith to defeat Khalil Rountree on short notice

Susan Cox - November 27, 2023

Michael Bisping is explaining why he’s picking Anthony Smith to defeat Khalil Rountree on short notice. It was to be Khalil Rountree (13-5 MMA) vs Azamat Murzakanov (13-0 MMA) in a light heavyweight bout this coming Saturday, December 2nd.

Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping reflects on attempt to step in and fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200: "DC kind of laughed it off"

Josh Evanoff - November 21, 2023

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was serious about fighting Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. Given that we’re just a few months away from UFC 300, it feels right to look back at UFC 200. The historic event had a lot of good, but also a lot of bad. Famously, the main event between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones was derailed during fight week due to ‘Bones’ failing a USADA drug test.  Instantly, names such as Michael Bisping and Gegard Mousasi offered to step in.

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Tom Aspinall

Michael Bisping reacts after ESPN gives top spot to Tom Aspinall over Jon Jones in latest UFC heavyweight rankings

Susan Cox - November 21, 2023

Michael Bisping is reacting after ESPN gave top spot to Tom Aspinall over Jon Jones in latest UFC heavyweight rankings. It was Apinall (14-3 MMA) who met and defeated Sergei Pavlovich (18-2 MMA) via way of KO on November 11th at UFC 295 to become the UFC interim heavyweight champion.

Michael Bisping
Sergey Pavlovich

Michael Bisping shares prediction for Tom Aspinall vs. Sergei Pavlovich title fight at UFC 295: “He’s going to make this look easy”

Susan Cox - November 8, 2023

Michael Bisping is sharing his prediction for Tom Aspinall vs. Sergei Pavlovich title fight at UFC 295. UFC 295 takes place this Saturday night, November 11th at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Max Holloway

Michael Bisping encourages Justin Gaethje to accept a fight with Max Holloway: “You can be forgotten about”

Susan Cox - October 31, 2023

Michael Bisping is encouraging Justin Gaethje to accept a fight with Max Holloway. The ‘BMF’ champion Justin Gaethje (25-4 MMA) spoke recently about waiting his turn for a shot at the title, should the UFC re-book a title fight between current lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA) and Charles Oliveira (34-9 MMA).

Tom Aspinall
Sergey Pavlovich

Tom Aspinall shares the advice he received from Michael Bisping ahead of interim title fight with Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295

Harry Kettle - October 26, 2023

UFC star Tom Aspinall has shared the advice he received from Michael Bisping ahead of his short-notice title fight. At UFC 295 next month, Tom Aspinall will compete for the UFC interim heavyweight championship. He’ll be going up against Sergei Pavlovich, and he’ll be doing so on short notice as a result of Jon Jones pulling out of his fight with Stipe Miocic.

Michael Bisping, Jon Jones
Jon Jones

Michael Bisping explains why Jon Jones still warrants top spot in the UFC pound for pound rankings

Harry Kettle - October 25, 2023

UFC commentator Michael Bisping has explained why he believes Jon Jones should still be #1 in the pound-for-pound rankings. In the eyes of many, Jon Jones is the greatest fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. While that isn’t a consensus view, it’s certainly a popular thought. As such, he continues to reign supreme as the #1 fighter in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Michael-Bisping
Paulo Costa

Michael Bisping reacts to Paulo Costa’s latest fight cancellation: “He’s a bit of a madman isn’t he.”

Susan Cox - October 16, 2023

Michael Bisping is reacting to Paulo Costa’s latest fight cancellation. Paulo Costa (14-2 MMA) was scheduled to fight Khamzat Chimaev (12-0 MMA) in a middleweight bout on Saturday, October 21st at UFC 294 which takes place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

Dricus Du Plessis and Robert Whittaker and UFC 290
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping believes Dricus Du Plessis is “really pissed off” about the Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev fight booking: “He should be fighting for the belt”

Harry Kettle - October 16, 2023

UFC commentator Michael Bisping believes Dricus du Plessis will be frustrated about not getting a title shot. Following on from his win over Robert Whittaker, it seemed as if Dricus du Plessis was destined to be the next man in line to fight Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight championship. Alas, it didn’t quite work out that way. Instead, Sean Strickland battled and beat Adesanya at UFC 293 after du Plessis was unable to make a quick turnaround.