Michael “The Count” Bisping can count himself among the most successful products of The Ultimate Fighter reality series; sporting an impressive record of 21-3 (11-3 in the UFC), the 32-year-old Brit is one of the top middleweights competing in the UFC, widely considered to be in the top ten at 185lbs.
Bisping won the third season of TUF as a light heavyweight and has gone on to coach the show twice: initially against Dan Henderson on the ninth season, which pitted an all-UK team against an all-US team and again on the currently-airing fourteenth season opposite Jason “Mayhem” Miller. It was announced along with the UFC’s FOX deal that TUF will soon be moving to FX, where it will undergo a drastic format change. In light of that format change and the show’s new home, Bisping told FightLine that he’s intrigued by the idea of coaching the show again, but that he doubts the UFC will be giving him that call since he’s already coached twice.
“I’ve been involved with it three times now, but the fact that it’s going to FOX and be in almost every TV in the country and the fact that the format’s going to change, that’s something that does excite me,” said Bisping. “For that reason, I possibly would do it again. But I don’t think the UFC will ask me to do it a fourth time.”
To check out Bisping’s second TUF coaching stint, tune in to Spike TV on Wednesday nights at 10/9 Central. Don’t forget to check out FightLine’s weekly episode recaps, complete with breakdowns of the fights.