Michael Bisping brands KSI vs Tommy Fury ‘the worst sh*show we’ve ever seen’
'I don't think anyone watching thought that was a good thing'.
Just over a month on from another celebrity-based exhibition in the form of KSI vs Tommy Fury, a fight which was touted as one of the biggest blockbuster matches of the year, Michael Bisping has branded the fight as “the worst sh*show we’ve ever seen”.
Speaking to The Manc in an exclusive interview earlier this month, we talked about everything from his podcast and upcoming tour with Paul Craig and newly crowned UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion, Tom Aspinall, to losing his eye, career highlights and much, much more.
Another topic Bisping had plenty of thoughts on was the ongoing trend of exhibition fights between celebs, influencers and non-traditional boxers, citing KSI and Tommy Fury’s widely watched bout in particular as one that says was categorically “a bad thing”.
Taking the mick out of YouTuber turned entrepreneur and musician, KSI, “doing jumping jacks in the ring”, the MMA legend described the whole event not only as a “robbery” but “the worst sh*show we’ve ever seen”.
Bisping went on to insist that “anyone who bought a ticket or paid to watch that absolute crap deserves their money back”.
On the other hand, the 44-year-old from Clitheroe did concede that this current advent is exposing the “younger, so-called YouTube generation” to the sport and “could inspire them to start watching real boxing”, hit the gym or simply just start exercising more.
Nevertheless, he reiterated that the trend is a “spectacle” and “a bit of a show” first and foremost but that he still respects that those involved are continuing to get out there and make money.
As for whether he’d ever consider coming out of retirement for an exhibition like that, despite stating that he’s had a genuine “contractual offer to fight Jake Paul” — another character he admits he finds annoying when he calls out not only himself but other respected pros like Canelo Álvarez — he assured it is definitely not on the cards.
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As mentioned, Mike ‘The Count’ Bisping is heading back out on tour this December with his ‘Tales From The Octagon 2’ conversation series.
With a date in London and here in Manchester at the O2 Apollo, the decorated fighter said that local fans can expect plenty more than just a bit of industry chat, teasing not only some fun games and daft surprises but even some special guests who he was wise to reveal any more details about.
You can grab your tickets HERE and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the full interview coming very soon.
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