Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has re-upped on his broadcasting contract with the UFC and fans will now enjoy him at the desk for another four years.
The color commentary analyst has made a smooth transition from fighting in the cage to sharing broadcasting responsibilities with the UFC. A host of the popular “Believe, You, Me” podcast, the former middleweight champ’s witty banter has often found him in the middle of news headlines. The new contract will see Bisping on the desk the next four years, and the former champion announced the news on social media on Thursday.
“Pleased to announce I’m signing a new 4-year contract with the UFC to continue my role as commentator. Beyond grateful for this role. Big thanks to @danawhite”. I really am obsessed with this sport and calling fights for the biggest fight promotion in history is a real honor for me” Michael Bisping wrote on Twitter
While Bisping has yet to work alongside Joe Rogan in the broadcasting booth, he believes that will become a reality sometime later this year. As the season three winner of “The Ultimate Fighter”, it’s only fitting to have a fighter who won the show, comment on the finals of “The Return of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Volkanovski vs. Team Ortega” to determine a winner at 135-pounds and 185-pounds respectively.
After attempting to defend the middleweight title against the legend Georges St-Pierre in 2017, Bisping fell short and lost the fight via rear-naked choke. Then, just a little two weeks after the finish, Bisping returned to Shanghai, China to fight Kelvin Gastelum but was quickly knocked out. Following two losses in a row, the former 185-pound champ decided to hang up the gloves.
On his way to add some flare to the commentary booth, Bisping will be at the UFC Vegas 35 event. On top of the card this weekend, Edson Barboza looks to continue his featherweight success and takes on the Georgian Giga Chikadze in the main event.