‘We Cannot Ignore This’- Michael Bisping Urges Governments Around the World to Help Afghanistan People

Published 08/20/2021, 11:58 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Michael Bisping provides commentary for the broadcast during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping urged governing bodies around the world to help the people of Afghanistan in their time of crisis. The first British-born UFC champion showed concerns for the civilians of the troubled country who are under threat for survival.

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Bisping took to Twitter and wrote, “The world’s governments need to step up and protect the civilians of Afghanistan. People are literally living in fear of having their heads chopped off. We have to help them. We cannot ignore this.”

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Recently, the conflict group, Taliban, captured major cities of Afghanistan, including Kabul. It comes after foreign forces announced their withdrawal following a deal between the US and the Taliban, two decades after US forces removed the militants from power in 2001.

Michael Bisping and Conor McGregor feud

Bisping is currently under a social media war with former UFC dual division champion Conor McGregor. The duo have been taking digs at each other on Twitter.

It all started with Bisping, criticizing McGregor for insulting Daniel Cormier. He even advised the Irishman to stay away from Cormier as he would beat him badly. This didn’t please Conor a bit, and he hit out at ‘The Count’ for criticizing him on the same.

Bisping didn’t take Conor’s words lightly, and he again responded to ‘The Notorious’ one. He wrote, “Money doesn’t make you a man little guy. Besides, if you stood on your wallet I’d still be bigger man than you.”

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Conor then again responded to ‘The Count’ and the saga is still going on. It doesn’t seem like it’s ending anytime soon.

How Bisping fared in his last few matches?

Bisping is one of the best fighters to compete inside the octagon. The first British-born UFC champion fulfilled his long-time dream of becoming a UFC champion when he defeated Luke Rockhold at UFC 199.

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He fought Dan Henderson at UFC 204 and defeated him via a unanimous decision to keep the gold. At UFC 217, Bisping fought Georges St-Pierre and lost his title via technical submission. He last featured in a loss against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Gastelum.

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The former champion now hosts his own podcast where he analysis the upcoming fights and the fighters involved in them. But just like his fighting days, he never backs out from speaking his mind against whoever he wants to.

What did you make of Bisping’s comments on the situation of Afghanistan?

 

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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