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Michael Bisping

Michael Gavin Joseph Bisping (born 28 February 1979) is an English mixed martial artist. He currently fights in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former Cage Warriors Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion, former Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion and The Ultimate Fighter 3 Light Heavyweight Tournament winner. As of August 2012, Bisping is ranked the #4 middleweight in the world by Sherdog and the #2 middleweight in the world by MMA Weekly Bisping was born in Cyprus in 1979, but moved to Bridlington, East Yorkshire, when he was a child. Taking an early interest in martial arts, Bisping began training in a traditional form of jiujitsu known as Yawara Ryu under Paul Lloyd Davies when he was 8 years old. In 1994, at the age of 15, Bisping competed as an amateur in England's first "no holds barred" competition, a precursor to modern MMA, called Knock Down Sport Budo (KSBO), organised by Davies. At the age of 18, Bisping decided to abandon his martial arts training in order "to pursue real life". But less than a year later Bisping began training kickboxing and karate on the advice of Allan Clarkin, owner of Black Knights Kickboxing,

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Tyron's Win Wasn't Really a Win ... Which Means GSP is Dead!

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- 26 days ago
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- 26 days ago
Michael Bisping: I'd Beat Georges St-Pierre With A Hangover (VIDEO)

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Could a hammered drunk Michael Bisping BEAT UP a sober Georges St-Pierre??? We almost found out live in Vegas moments ago when the two started trashing each other to their faces ... and it was… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Michael Bisping Says GSP's 'Out of His F'ing Mind' ... I'll Smash Him (VIDEO)

Michael Bisping
GSP's 'Out of His F'ing Mind' ... I'll Smash Him

Michael Bisping says Georges St-Pierre is straight-up CRAZY if he thinks he'll be able to "stroll off the couch" after a 3 year break and beat him ... adding, "The guy's out of his f**king… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Michael Bisping Promised to Fight GSP with ONE ARM! (VIDEO)

Michael Bisping
Promised to Fight GSP With ONE ARM!

Now that Dana White has confirmed Michael Bisping will fight Georges St-Pierre ... here's your friendly reminder that Bisping promised to beat down GSP ... with ONE ARM!! We spoke with Bisping… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Dana White Confirms ... Georges St-Pierre Fighting Michael Bisping!

Dana White Confirms
Georges St-Pierre Fighting Michael Bisping!

It's official ... Georges St-Pierre WILL fight Michael Bisping for the 185 pound title! UFC honcho Dana White just announced a deal was made over a recent dinner in Las Vegas ... and says the… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
UFC's Michael Bisping -- I'll Beat GSP with One Arm ... But Bring On Nick Diaz! (VIDEO)

UFC's Michael Bisping
I'll Beat GSP with One Arm ... But Bring On Nick Diaz!

UFC superstar Michael Bisping has a message for Georges St-Pierre -- I'LL FIGHT YOU WITH ONE ARM!!!!  The middleweight champ was out in Burbank on Friday when he told us what really went… READ MORE >

- 153 days ago
UFC's Michael Bisping -- Dan Henderson's a One-Trick Pony ... I'll Destroy Him (VIDEO)

UFC's Michael Bisping
Dan Henderson's a One-Trick Pony ... I'll Destroy Him

Michael Bisping is channeling his inner-Nostradamus -- and predicting the exact round he plans to end Dan Henderson's career at UFC 204 this weekend.  TMZ Sports spoke with the reigning UFC… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago
Michael Bisping -- Luke Rockhold & Demi Lovato ... How'd Such a Dumb Guy Get That Chick? (VIDEO)

Michael Bisping
On Rockhold & Lovato How'd Such a Dumb Guy Get That Chick?

Michael Bisping is SPITTIN' FIRE ... takin' aim at Luke Rockhold and Demi Lovato's relationship ... saying Rockhold could never get a girl with "intelligence" ... and it's all on video!! … READ MORE >

- 189 days ago

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