Throughout his professional mixed martial arts career, Michael Bisping has earned a (deserved) reputation as one of the sport’s most durable characters.
Bisping trends high on a lot of the UFC’s historical rankings for the most fights (29), among others, but even when he looks back on a career which brought him the organisation’s middleweight championship, the Brit says he would re-evaluate his approach to the sport if he was to do it all over again.
“A lot of things. If I could do it all over again, I’d do way more things,” Bisping said of his approach on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience via BJPenn.com.
“One, I wouldn’t balloon up between fights. Discipline between fights. I didn’t exercise enough of that in between fights. These days, I look after my body way more now than when I was fighting. So f***ing hypocritical. It’s so silly. Now, I don’t have the luxury of going through a fight camp to get in shape.
“Now I’ve got to stay in shape, simple as that. Whereas in the past I was like ‘yeah, I’ll have a pizza, I’ll have a few beers, I’ll have a desert, I’ll eat whatever I want.’ Then when I’m in training camp I’d switch it on. But it’s not good for the body. So that would be one.”
Bisping also said that he regretted some of the company he kept in his early career, adding that it was a “waste”.
“[There are] many things. I don’t really want to throw anyone under the bus or anything, but yeah. There’s things I would have changed. There was a group of people that I was involved with in England for awhile. Definitely wouldn’t have wasted by time with those f***ing a**holes.”