Michael Bisping has been many things in his lengthy career.
TUF winner? Yes indeed.
TUF coach? You betcha.
Highlight-reel knockout recipient? Oh yeah, certainly.
But above all else, he has endured, and when opportunity came knocking in the form of a late-replacement slot against middleweight champ Luke Rockhold, Bisping answered the door, knocked Rockhold out, and took the belt.
The trash-talking Brit gets the honor of being Georges St-Pierre’s comeback fight at UFC 217 in New York City this weekend, and if anyone deserves that kind of spotlight, it’s Bisping. The man has done it all – good and bad. He’s earned this.
Here’s a Countdown vid in his and GSP’s honor.