Former UFC middleweight champion and Hall of Famer Michael Bisping has signed a new four-year contract with the promotion to remain a color commentator on its broadcasts. He took to social media on Thursday to announce the good news.
Bisping thanked UFC president Dana White and said that being a commentator is a ‘real honor’ for him.
“Pleased to announce I’m signing a new 4 year contract with the UFC to continue my role as commentator,” wrote Bisping. Beyond grateful for this role. Big thanks to [Dana White]. I really am obsessed with this sport and calling fights for the biggest fight promotion in history is a real honor for me.”
Pleased to announce I’m signing a new 4 year contract with the ufc to continue my role as commentator. Beyond grateful for this role. Big thanks to @danawhite I really am obsessed with this sport and calling fights for the biggest fight promotion in history is a real honor for me— michael (@bisping) August 27, 2021
Bisping has had one of the more successful post-fighter careers since retiring from mixed martial arts competition over three years ago. He debuted as a color commentator for the UFC shortly after and has since become a staple in the broadcast booth. Bisping has been known for his ability to analyze fights and banter with his counterparts on the microphone, which has made him quite the fan favorite.
Michael already has his next assignment set as he makes his return alongside Jon Anik and Paul Felder to provide commentary for UFC Vegas 35 on Saturday night. The event is headlined by a featherweight fight between Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze.