After spending 12 years and being at the highest level, former middleweight champion Michael ‘the Count’ Bisping has finally decided to hang his gloves. But a fighter as passionate as Bisping is, it is difficult to keep him away from the sport.
After officially announcing his retirement few days ago on his ‘Believe You Me’ podcast, Bisping has planned to add another feather to his cap by becoming a commentator for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Bisping already works as an analyst for Fox Sports.
“I’m ready to focus on other things, and I wouldn’t have been able to if I didn’t commit to retirement,” Bisping told ESPN on Tuesday. “I want to commentate for the Contender Series, and then move on to calling UFC fights. That’s the plan.”
Dana White’s Tuesday night Contender Series season 1 was a huge success. The season handed UFC with a lot of talented fighters. However the commentary section received a lot of bad blood from the MMA community. The commentary section had UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber alongwith rapper Snoop Dogg. Fighters like Matt Brown had a Twitter war with Snoop Dogg demanding his release.
With Bisping in the commentary section will definitely add some value. Bisping’s experience, warrior spirit and voice against PED’s can be of utmost importance for the budding fighters.