Fan-favorite and UFC Middleweight Champion, Michael Bisping, has been named FOX Sports™ Fighter of the Year for 2016. Bisping has been busy this year with 3 consecutive wins against the likes of legends Dan Henderson and Anderson Silva. Along with the announcement of opening his very own UFC GYM in Costa Mesa alongside UFC fighter Cub Swanson, it's safe to say Bisping has had a very good year.
Michael's achievements are no small feat and represent the culmination of a 10 year UFC career. Jason Nawara of champions.co recently wrote about why he believes Bisping deserves the title:
"Full disclosure: Michael Bisping writes for us. You know it, we know it — everybody knows that DJ Michael Bisping is one of our many fighter creators. With that said, we have our own 2016 Awards ceremony coming up, and I personally voted for Bisping as the Fighter of the Year. Now, FOX Sports is validating my vote by naming Bisping as the aptly-named 2016 FOX Sports Fighter of the year.
Why? Do you really need an explanation?"
Click here to read the rest of the article and see why Nawara believes Bisping has more than earned the title.
UFC GYM continues it's rapid growth, having opened 50 clubs in the past two years and another 50 expected within the next year. This expansion has led to more than 135 locations globally.