Justin Gaethje rips Michael Bisping’s UFC 286 comments as ‘very unprofessional’

Michael Bisping was at UFC 286 last night (Sat. March 18, 2023) inside The O2 in London, England, feeling every bit of energy coming from his raucous and boisterous hometown crowd.

Britain’s first-ever UFC champion was ringside to call the “Edwards vs. Usman 3”-led show, taking the place of Joe Rogan as the semi-useless/annoying color commentator who talks about the brilliant Jon Anik way too soon and all too soon. often.

And Bisping made his presence known from the start:

“The Count” followed up with this moments later in the broadcast:

More than just slurring his words consistently – and going into long arguments about things like Disney Land – Bisping is now coming under fire for how he called a fight that featured another British villain, Leon Edwards.

Justin Gaethje — a teammate of former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, who lost his trilogy to Edwards in the main event — ripped the UFC Hall of Famer for his biased comment.

“Yeah, I mean, I thought (Kamaru) won the fight,” Gaethje said during the UFC 286 post-fight press conference. “But I’m probably as biased as the judges, certainly not as biased as Michael Bisping – you shouldn’t have been near a microphone during that fight.

“I just thought it was very unprofessional,” Gaethje concluded.

Gaethje picked up his seventh “Fight of the Night” bonus earlier in the evening as Rafael Fiziev cruised to a hard-fought majority decision victory. He has his sights set on a Dustin Poirer rematch next (more details here).

Meanwhile, you can debate whether or not Bisping was biased against Edwards, but one thing is for sure: he made more than his fair share of mistakes last night … silly and serious.

Funny or annoying?

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