Tattoo artist, Jay Hutton, created an epic replica of former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping.
Michael Bisping continues to have an everlasting impact on the UFC and the sport of MMA. So much so that Bisping’s face has become an iconic image of the warrior spirit in the Octagon. This led Jay Hutton, a tattoo artist, to create an exact replica of the image, as it looks eerily similar to the real-life moment.
At press time, Bisping has not replied to the tweet, perhaps seeing your bloody face on human skin makes you a bit speechless
Bisping, the former UFC middleweight champion, currently serves as a color commentator for the promotion and has appeared in several episodes of Dana White’s Contender Series, becoming a key fixture of a broadcast team that features several ex-UFC fighters alongside Jon Anik and Brendan Fitzgerald.
How did Michael Bisping become a household name?
Bisping’s rise to superstardom began in 2006 after winning TUF 3 as a member of Tito Ortiz’s team. He started his career at light heavyweight before making a permanent move to middleweight. After working his way to the top of the division, Bisping finally broke through with three wins in a row, including a five-round slugfest against Anderson Silva in Feb. 2016.
The win led him to a short-notice title shot against Luke Rockhold. As a heavy underdog, Bisping silenced the doubters and finished the Californian with a first-round TKO in the main event of UFC 199.
His first title defense was against an old rival, Dan Henderson. The two had previously fought at UFC 100, with Henderson knocking out Bisping in a highlight for the ages. The rematch went the distance, as Bisping edged Henderson in front of a London, England crowd, winning a unanimous decision.
Bisping would eventually retire after two consecutive losses, concluding his career with a 30-9 record before officially transitioning to the broadcast booth.
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