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Pass the mic! Michael Bisping is the newest member of UFC’s commentating team

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Hey may be done with commentating as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, but former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Michael Bisping is far from done with the sport.

During a recent appearance on his “Believe You Me” podcast, “The Count” announced he has inked a deal to join UFC’s commentating team staring in 2019.

”I’m going to be commentating on UFC events going forward, so that’s interesting and exciting for me,” he said via Fan Sided. Yeah just going back and forth with the UFC obviously I’m going to be continuing with ESPN in the new year, got the first few dates, Brooklyn, Phoenix, London so that’s exciting and there’ll be some commentary in there as well. (I’m) yet to get my first gig booked but we’ve negotiated the deal and everything so that’s good news it’s exciting times.”

Indeed, Bisping is part of the UFC on FOX post-and pre-fight shows ans well as “UFC Tonight.” But since the promotion will now be working with ESPN, it seems Bisping will still keep his old gig, and then some.

‘It wasn’t something I was yearning to do but of course I’m not fighting anymore and I’ve dedicated my life to this sport, I do know a lot about it, if you ask me my expert subject, mixed martial arts and the current climate of mixed martial arts would be one of my expert subjects for sure. I do want to stay involved with the sport, it keeps me relevant it keeps me current.”

Michael ended his professional combat careers with 29 UFC fights under his belt with his last fight taking place at UFC Fight Night 122 against Kelvin Gastelum; which he lost via knockout (see it again here).

Bisping joins the ever-growing team which includes Joe Rogan, Jon Anik, Dominick Cruz, Daniel Cormier and Paul Felder.

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