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Michael Bisping was born on the 28th February 1979 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He is a mixed martial artist, best known for competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and as a current UFC Middleweight Champion. Bisping also won Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Championship and The Ultimate Fighter 3 Light Heavyweight Tournament. His career started in 2004.
Have you ever wondered how rich Michael Bisping is as of early-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Michael Bisping net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful UFC career. In addition to fighting, Bisping recently landed a role in the upcoming “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” movie which will improve his wealth.
Michael Bisping Net Worth $10 Million
Michael Bisping was born on a British military base in Nicosia during his father’s service but was raised in Liverpool, England. He started learning Jujutsu when was eight years old and later competed in the English Knock Down Sport Budo, a version of the modern MMA. In 1998, Bisping began training boxing, karate, and kickboxing and even won the North West Area title and then Pro British light heavyweight kickboxing title. However, he was forced to quit his training for a “real job”, so he worked at demolition companies and factories as a tiler, postman, salesman, plasterer, and upholsterer.
Bisping launched his professional mixed martial arts debut at Pride & Glory 2: Battle of the Ages in 2004, and a year after, he won the Cage Warriors light heavyweight title which he defended on two occasions. Michael decided that was a time for a change so he started fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2006 when he joined the “The Ultimate Fighter” reality television series and winning the competition after defeating Josh Haynes in the finals, hich only increased his net worth. Bisping later won The Ultimate Fighter 4 beating Eric Schafer, while his last match in the light heavyweight category resulted in a loss to Rashad Evans, so Bisping decided to step down to middleweight.
He made his debut in April 2008 and so far has been in this particular category, recording 29 wins in 36 fights, 16 with knockouts. Bisping is a current UFC Middleweight Champion since June 2016 thanks to a first round knockout and win over the defending champion Luke Rockhold, which added a substantial amount to his net worth. He will defend his title already in October against Dan Henderson.
Bisping won several titles and awards throughout his career including International Fighter of the Year in 2008 and 2012, Performance of the Night on two occasions, First Non-American to win The Ultimate Fighter, First British fighter to win a UFC title, and Fight of the Night four times.
Bisping also works as an actor; he had roles in such movies and series as “Beatdown” (2010), “Hollyoaks Later” (2010), and “The Anomaly” (2014). Michael is filming “Victrix” with Rutger Hauer and Max von Sydow, and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” starring Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, and Nina Dobrev, which also added a lot to his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Michael Bisping is married to Rebecca, and they have three children together. His family is of noble descent, and they are living around the globe; Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, and the US. He currently resides in Orange County, California.