Michael Bisping Announces Exciting News for Fans

Published 04/04/2021, 11:30 PM EDT


The career of an MMA fighter is often short-lived, with most fighters retiring in their 30s. However, despite retiring from the sport, most fighters want to continue to be involved due to the love for the sport. Khabib Nurmagomedov is the most recent example of a former fighter turning into a coach and is something former middleweight champion Michael Bisping wants to emulate. 

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The Count’ frequently appears as an analyst or a play-by-play commentator covering UFC events on ESPN. He also has his own podcast where he discusses the fight game. Bisping is in the top five for most wins and appearances in the UFC and has a wealth of experience he can pass on to up-and-coming fighters. 

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Michael Bisping describes coaching as a ‘selfless Job’

In a recent interview, Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie asked Bisping if he would consider coaching. ‘The Count’ replied, “Yeah, no absolutely. I do want to coach some fighters when I am older and I will do that. But right now, it would not be fair of me to do that. Coaching is a selfless job, and If I were to coach someone and I will when I am older….”

The former champion continued, “I will take some time and find myself a protege or two and take them under my wing and pass on my knowledge, you know. Because believe it or not, I am not that stupid, I have learned some things about the sport over the years and I would like to pass that on. But right now, like I say, I am still doing me…. It wouldn’t be fair to the fighter or fighters in question for me to do that.”

There have been many fighters who have gone on to become extremely successful coaches in the sport. Mike Brown and Matt Serra are a few such names. In recent times, more fighters have taken to coaching in order to pass on all that they have learned. 

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This year alone, the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov and James Krause have done an excellent job of coaching and cornering their fighters in the UFC. If a fighter had someone like Michael Bisping in their corner who has had success in the UFC for over a decade, they would benefit immensely. 

What would you make of Michael Bisping the coach?

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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