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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.