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Morning Report: Michael Bisping reveals he was ‘assaulted’ by stranger, makes fun of his attacker

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Michael Bisping at UFC 204 open workouts
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Pro tip for everyone out there: don’t try and pick a fight with a former UFC champion. The best-case scenario is you look like an idiot.

Over the weekend, former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was in New Orleans with his family when he was allegedly assaulted by a stranger. According to Bisping, the unknown assailant got in his face and then punched him. Fortunately for this person, “The Count” said he took the high road and didn’t swing back.

“Was just assaulted guy got in my face for filming on a public street. I told him to go away and he punched me was literally so soft I laughed at him,So funny that someone that acts so tough hits like such a bitch, I laughed and walked away. Man I’m mature these days”

Though his pride was likely wounded for failing to do more than amuse the guy he hit, that’s actually a good outcome for the unnamed assailant in this situation. In his younger days, Bisping admits to getting in a number of public scraps, and even did a one-month stint in prison for a bar fight during his youth. Fortunately, an older and wiser Bisping contented himself with simply mocking his assailant on social media.

Bisping is the former UFC middleweight champion, having won the belt in 2016 with a first-round KO of Luke Rockhold. Bisping retired from MMA in 2018 and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2019. He currently works as a UFC commentator and an analyst for BT Sports.


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That has to be the nightmare scenario. Punching a dude only for him to look at you and literally start laughing. Oof.

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