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“Thanks for the Inspiration” – Bodybuilding Icon Arnold Schwarzenegger and UFC Legend Involved in Heartfelt Exchange During Christmas

Published 12/25/2022, 8:32 AM EST

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Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger and retired UFC star Michael Bisping had an earnest moment on ‘The Terminator’ star’s Instagram post. Schwarzenegger posted a video wishing his fans and followers on the platform a Merry Christmas. Michael Bisping made a comment on that post and sent his regards and wishes for Christmas.

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In the video, we could see Schwarzenegger working out on a weight machineHe wrote, “Merry Christmas! Use that holiday cheer to power up your pumps, and really enjoy your time with your family.”

He also promoted his new business venture, ‘The Pump Daily’. “Here’s my gift to you. Starting on Jan 1, I’m going to send a daily email with challenges, recipes, and health and fitness info to pump up my fitness crusade. It’s free. Sign up at the link in the bio,” wrote Schwarzenegger.


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The UFC Hall of Famer took the opportunity to comment and wished back Schwarzenegger. He wrote, Merry Xmas to you and your family. Thanks for the inspiration as always.” Bisping mentioned that the 75-year-old actor was a true inspiration. The former governor of California was quick to reply back with a ‘flexed biceps’ emoji in what seemed like a warm embrace between the two celebrities.

Michael Bisping was excited to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger

Michael Bisping was once asked about his most exciting encounter with a celebrity. He was quick to take Schwarzenegger‘s name. He said, “Arnold Schwarzenegger, yeah, yeah. I mean, I’m good friends with Vin Diesel. I’m pretty lucky I’ve got some high-profile celebrity friends.” While admitting that he had a lot of celebrities as friends, Bisping said that he cherishes his encounter with the bodybuilding legend.


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Bisping said, “It doesn’t get any better than Arnold Schwarzenegger for me. I was just …How can you not be inspired by that man? He grows up in Austria, becomes the best bodybuilder in the world, moves to America, and becomes the best bodybuilder in the world, then becomes the biggest movie star in the world, then becomes the governor of California, and now he is just one of the coolest guys on the planet.”


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Michael Bisping met the Maggie actor while at the Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. The Terminator tapped on the UFC legend’s shoulder and asked how he was. Bisping was absolutely surprised by the fact that Schwarzenegger knew about him. Bisping also revealed that his acting lawyer was Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s nephew.

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Himanga Mahanta

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Himanga is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. He interned as a WWE author at Sportsmanor before joining EssentiallySports to pursue his interest as a sports journalist. Himanga is a big fan of UFC's Conor McGregor and considers him the most entertaining combat sports athlete of the 21st century.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana