In this article we’ll talk about Michael Bisping net worth, career and key lessons from his path to success.
|Known As:||Michael Bisping|
|Full Name:||Michael Gavin Joseph Bisping|
|Date of Birth:||February 28, 1979|
|Net Worth:||$9 Million|
Who is Michael Bisping?
Michael Gavin Joseph Bisping is an English Sports analyst, actor, commentator, and retired mixed martial arts fighter. He was born on February 28, 1979, in Nicosia, Cyprus.
He competed in the Middleweight and Light Heavyweight division in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
Bisping became the first British to compete in an UFC Main Event and also the first British to win an UFC Championship. He was inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame on July 5th 2019.
Michael was born in a British military base in Nicosia, Cyprus and grew up in Clitheroe, Lancanshire. He went to Highschool in St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic High School.
At the age of 8 he started his training in jiu jitsu. In 1994, when he was 15 he started competing as an amateur in Britain’s first “No holds barred” competition, this was the precursor of modern MMA.
When he was 18 he decided to abandon martial arts to pursue a more steady job.
Less than a year later he returned training but this time he entered Boxing, Kickboxing and Karate under Allan Clarkin owner of Black Knights Kickboxing.
Michael is married to Rebecca Bisping, the couple have three children and they currently reside in Orange County, California.
Their firstborn Callum, is an accomplished wrestler, a CIF Champion and him being still in High School currently competes in NCAA Division 2 out of San Francisco State University.
Michael Bisping suffers from Strabismus, an eye condition in which they are not aligned to the object you are looking at.
This condition was caused by a retina injury obtained in the fight that he had with Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX in 2013.
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Michael Bisping Net Worth in 2022 and How He Achieved It
Michael Bisping net worth is $9 Million, as of October 2022. He amassed his fortune during his career as a MMA fighter, actor, sports analyst and now commentator and podcast host.
Bisping had a short but successful career as a MMA fighter, winning some titles and later the Pro British light heavyweight title for a second time.
After this he was obligated to abandon his training to get a job. He worked in different places such as factories, slaughterhouses and demolition companies.
In 2016 he announced that he had a part in the film XXX: Return of Xander Cage, he portrayed Roy Shaw in the drama film My Name is Lenny, and he had a short cameo in the film Den of Thieves.
He also had the main role in a boxing movie titled The Journeymen.
He is now a commentator for UFC broadcasts and the host of the podcast Believe You Me.
Michael Bisping on Social Media.
On Instagram, Michael Bisping has 1.9 Million followers and he usually posts pictures of himself, family, friends and fighting events.
On Twitter, Michael Bisping has 912.1 K followers and he usually posts pictures of himself, family and fighting events.
Michael Bisping Quotes
- “In my teenage years, I started kickboxing, then did a little boxing. When the UFC and MMA exploded in the early 2000s in the U.S.A. and Japan, I saw a way to make money and a career.”
- “I worked in factories, slaughterhouses, as an upholsterer. I did demolition work, was a postman, was a tiler, a plasterer. And I even sold double-glazing door-to-door. But I always dreamed of being a world champion, first of all as a boxer.”
- “I don’t need others to push me. I push myself.”
Key Takeaways from Michael Bisping Success
Do not lose your faith in your dream
Michael trained and worked hard on what he loved and he still had to leave it for a while to start working to get a monthly paycheck.
But he kept pushing until he finally got the chance to focus only on what he loved and he seized it.
Be relentless, keep pushing and when the opportunity presents itself, do your best to seize it.
Be versatile and expand your horizons
After his career in MMA, Michael used all of his knowledge in order to expand himself further in other areas of the sport.
Learn as much as you can from what you love, you might need to develop yourself in other areas so that you will always be ready for any challenge life may decide to throw your way.