Michael Bisping Signs Eight-Fight Contract Extension with UFC

Written by Tom Ngo
August 31st, 2011

UFC Middleweight Michael Bisping

According to MMAJunkie, middleweight Michael Bisping has inked a eight-fight contract extension to remain with the UFC.

The former “The Ultimate Fighter 3” winner owns an impressive 21-3 resume, including an 11-3 mark for the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. The controversial Brit has never fought for a UFC title.

The 32-year-old was last seen handing bitter rival Jorge Rivera a TKO loss this past February at UFC 127. Although his performance was impressive, Bisping came under heavy fire for sharing his saliva with Rivera’s cornermen after the contest.

Although Bisping claimed all the livelong day he was spitting in their direction and not on anyone specifically, UFC president Dana White wasn’t buying it and punished him for his antics. White also accused him of intentionally throwing the illegal knee that clearly affected Rivera prior to the loss.

“The Count” eventually apologized for his actions.

Since the unfortunate incident, Bisping has been coaching opposite Jason “Mayhem” Miller on “The Ultimate Fighter 14.” The 185-pounders are scheduled to headline the show’s finale on December 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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