Michael Bisping had a legendary MMA career, highlighted by victories over some of the sport’s biggest names, and of course, a UFC middleweight title win. Despite his massive successes, however, Bisping says he would still do a few things differently if he could go back.
Speaking on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Michael Bisping was asked what he’d do differently if he could go back and start his MMA career over again.
He says there are quite a few things he’d do differently given the chance. First and foremost, he says he’d exercise more discipline in between his fight camps.
“A lot of things,” Michael Bisping said in response to this question from Joe Rogan. “If I could do it all over again, I’d do way more things.”
“One, I wouldn’t balloon up between fights,” he continued. “Discipline between fights. I didn’t exercise enough of that in between fights.”
“These days, I look after my body way more now than when I was fighting. So f***ing hypocritical. It’s so silly. Now, I don’t have the luxury of going through a fight camp to get in shape. Now I’ve got to stay in shape, simple as that. Whereas in the past I was like ‘yeah, I’ll have a pizza, I’ll have a few beers, I’ll have a desert, I’ll eat whatever I want.’ Then when I’m in training camp I’d switch it on. But it’s not good for the body. So that would be one.”
Michael Bisping added that he’d also be more careful who he associates with, though he was careful not to name names or point fingers.
“[There are] many things,” he said. “I don’t really want to throw anyone under the bus or anything, but yeah. There’s things I would have changed. There was a group of people that I was involved with in England for awhile. Definitely wouldn’t have wasted by time with those f***ing a**holes.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/19/2018.