“I do want to coach some fighters when I’m older,” says Michael Bisping as he wishes to pass on his MMA knowledge to the future

“I do want to coach some fighters when I’m older,” says Michael Bisping as he wishes to pass on his MMA knowledge to the future

Michael Bisping

There are very few fighters that finish their MMA career with almost no haters. One such fighter is Michael Bisping. The former UFC middleweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer one day wishes to impart the knowledge he’s gained through his experience. The fighter from England has experienced possibly everything in his fighting career.

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, the fighter spoke about his future ventures and how he would like to continue to contribute to the sport of MMA. Michael Bisping was last seen fighting in the octagon in November 2017. Bisping fought against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122.

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After his retirement, Michael Bisping has continued to stay in the UFC as a commentator and a MMA analyst. The fighter also hosts his own podcast and more. If there’s one thing that is missing from Michael Bisping’s resume, it is coaching.

“I do want to coach some fighters when I’m older, and I will do that,” Bisping told MMA Junkie. “But right now it wouldn’t be fair of me to do that. Coaching is a selfless job, and if I was to coach anyone – and I will when I’m older, hopefully, I’ve stopped the rat race if you will to get ahead in life and stacking some chips and whatnot – I will take some time and find myself a protege or two and take them under my wing and try to pass on knowledge.”

Michael Bisping wants to dedicate his life to his future proteges

Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping ended his MMA career with a record of 30-9-0. The fighter has seen it all from going 16-0 in his career start, to losing high profile matches, to getting knocked out. It wouldn’t be crazy if he chooses to pursue coaching.

“Believe it or not I’m not that stupid,” Bisping said. “I’ve learnt some things about this sport over the years and I would like to pass that down. But right now I’m still doing me. I’m trying to achieve things that I want to do in life, and it wouldn’t be fair to do that to the fighter or fighters in question for me to do that.”

“You’ve got to be there every day, you’ve got to be helping them along the way. You’ve got to be someone’s call if they need a shoulder to cry on, talk about their problems, you’ve got to corner them. There’s a lot that goes into being a coach, and right now I just don’t have the time.”


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