Michael Bisping was on one last night (Saturday, March 18, 2023) at UFC 286 at The O2 in London, England, feeling every bit of energy emanating from his boisterous and boisterous hometown crowd.
Britain’s first-ever UFC champion took the ringside to call the “Edwards vs. Usman 3” led show, taking the place of Joe Rogan as the semi-useless/annoying color commentator who left way too early and talks way too much about the brilliant Jon Anik often.
And Bisping made his presence known from the start:
“The Count” followed that up with this a little later on the air:
Bisping is more than just using his words consistently – and ranting about things like Disney Land for a long time – Bisping is now coming under fire for the way he called a fight with fellow countryman from the United Kingdom Leon Edwards.
Justin Gaethje – a teammate of former welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, who lost his trilogy to Edwards in the main event – ripped the UFC Hall of Famer over his biased commentary.
“Yeah, I mean, I thought [Kamaru] won the fight,” Gaethje said at UFC’s 286 post-fight press conference. “But I’m probably as biased as the judges, certainly not as biased as Michael Bisping – you shouldn’t have been near a microphone during that fight.
“I just thought it was very unprofessional,” Gaethje concluded.
Gaethje picked up his seventh “Fight of the Night” bonus earlier in the evening, defeating Rafael Fiziev en route to a hard-fought majority decision. He’s set his sights on another Dustin Poirer rematch (more details here).
In the meantime, you can argue whether Bisping was biased towards Edwards or not, but one thing’s for sure: he made more than enough mistakes last night… silly and serious.
Funny or annoying?
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