Michael Bisping works as a FOX UFC studio analyst on FOX and FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN, PREFIGHT, PRELIMS and POSTFIGHT SHOWS. He co-hosts TUF TALK, the weekly late-night companion show to THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER on FS1, and guest hosts UFC TONIGHT on FS1. Michael has served as an analyst for FOX Sports since 2014. Still a UFC fighter, Bisping is the former UFC middleweight champion, with a 31-9 mixed martial arts record.
“The Count” is one of the winningest UFC fighters of all time, earning 20 victories within the promotion. He took a shot at joining the UFC when he was cast on THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Season 3. His first UFC win came in 2006 when he beat Josh Haynes to become that season’s winner. Michael would go on to coach THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Season 9 and Season 14, becoming only the second fighter ever to both win and coach on the show. In his storied career, he’s fought and beaten some of the biggest legends in the UFC, including Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson. Bisping won the middleweight championship on June 4, 2016 by knocking out then champ Luke Rockhold, and avenging his 2014 loss to Rockhold.
With expanding media duties, Bisping currently co-hosts the weekly “Believe You Me” podcast. He’s hosted a SiriusXM radio show called “The Countdown with Michael Bisping” and acted in several movies and TV shows, including xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Triple Threat and Den of Thieves. Bisping is a director for the UFC Gyms in the UK, and is a co-founder of Playline, the fast-growing daily fantasy sports website. Originally from Manchester, England, Michael lives in Orange County, California with his wife and three children.