Michael Bisping hits out at critics claiming commentators play role in UFC’s poor judgment
Michael Bisping recently reacted to an online report suggesting that UFC commentators are playing a role in the substandard judging of MMA.
Judging in the UFC and in the sport of MMA in general has come under intense scrutiny lately. The problem amplified after Ketlen Vieira picked up a controversial win over Holly Holm last weekend. An online post suggested the UFC commentating team was part of the problem and accused them of not having a clear idea of MMA judging.
“The Count” reacted to the claims in a video on his YouTube channel. Bisping, who currently works as a UFC commentator himself, defended his colleagues. He claimed that Joe Rogan, Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier are the best at what they do:
“Joe Rogan has been a legendary commentator for years. ‘DC’ brings such warmth, expertise and knowledge to the game. Jon Anik is the best player in all of sports. of mixed martial arts is second to none. You want to see him when he delivers his lines and talks. He’s so lively and he’s so pumped up. They’re part of the reason you love the sport so much.”
Watch Michael Bisping talk about Joe Rogan, Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier:
Rogan has been an integral part of the UFC commentary team for 20 years and is featured on nearly every pay-per-view card. Jon Anik got his start as a commentator 10 years ago and today is the head of the office.
Michael Bisping was wrongly accused by a fan last weekend
Bisping was not part of the commentary booth last weekend for the UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira event. The decision in the main event was controversial as many believed Holm, the former women’s bantamweight champion, should have won the contest.
A fan on Twitter accused Bisping of making mistakes in the comments during the fight when “The Count” wasn’t even part of the stand. The former middleweight champion duly responded to the fan.
While Michael Bisping was absent from the commentary desk last weekend, we can expect the Englishman to return to broadcasting duties sooner rather than later. The UFC is expected to resume action next weekend.