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Michael Bisping undergoes brutal body transformation for new movie as UFC legend opens up on Hollywood struggles

MICHAEL BISPING has announced he is undergoing a brutal body transformation for his latest Hollywood film.

the previous ufc ace, 43, retired from MMA in 2018 and has since worked as a fight analyst and movie star.

Michael Bisping has announced he is undergoing a brutal body transformation for a role in his latest Hollywood film

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Michael Bisping has announced he is undergoing a brutal body transformation for a role in his latest Hollywood filmCredit: PA
Bisping has starred in a number of films, including XXX: Return of Xander Cage, and has revealed he'll be building muscle for a role in Den of Thieves II

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Bisping has starred in a number of films, including XXX: Return of Xander Cage, and has revealed he’ll be building muscle for a role in Den of Thieves IIPhoto credit: Splash News

And while British legend Bisping has shown that his post-retirement performances are “easier” than having his “head kicked in”, they are still grueling on his mind and body.

Speaking about his life after the UFC, Bisping told SunSport, “It’s getting more relaxed these days.

“I’m talking about fighting instead of actually being in a fight. So this is a lot easier.

“But in a way it’s still the same when you’re preparing for a fight in terms of the whole preparation. If you don’t prepare, prepare to fail, as they say.

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“It really is. It’s really all about conditioning, it’s about finding the right strategy, preparing your skills, training your Jiu-Jitsu – it’s all about preparation.

“To be honest if you comment on the fights it’s prep again, research, we have a lot of work to do.

“When I commentate for the UFC, I have to know it inside and out, so it’s a lot of preparation.”

Bisping then revealed he was forced to work just as hard for his latest Hollywood film.

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He continued, “I have Den of Thieves II in the pipeline later this year and a few other projects.

“Again, it’s all about preparation. I have a role ahead of me and they want me to be a lot bigger.

“So I have to do a lot of weights, a little bit of bodybuilding…

“You have to figure out the character, the backstory and the rest.”

Still, Bisping admits that MMA retirement suits him well for one important reason.

He joked: “It’s very different, it’s easier – I won’t get my head kicked in!

“But there is still a lot of work and preparation.”

Bisping is no stranger to working with Hollywood’s A-list these days, and he’s even good friends with Vin Diesel.

The Brit told SunSport Diesel he made a fine MMA fighter growing up and spoke up that Will Smith hits.

Bisping continued: “Vin knows how to take care of himself, he’s an athletic guy. He has no fear.

“I think he had fights on the mean streets of New York while he was working on the doors.

“The only problem with Vin now is that he’s progressing a bit. I mean he’s 51 now.

“That time is probably over for him, although I’m sure he would have done well when he was younger.”

Bisping starred alongside Vin Diesel in XXX: Return of Xander Cage, with the UFC legend admitting the Hollywood star would have been a fine MMA fighter in his day

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Bisping starred alongside Vin Diesel in XXX: Return of Xander Cage, with the UFC legend admitting the Hollywood star would have been a fine MMA fighter in his dayCredit: AFP or Licensor
Bisping has opened up about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars last Sunday

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Bisping has opened up about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars last SundayPhoto credit: Reuters

And the Oscar gossip? Bisping claimed, “Will is now past his prime.

“But judging by the slap he slapped Chris Rock with, I don’t think he would have done too well [in UFC].

“That punch Chris Rock took like a man, he carried on the show, not even stuttering, he carried on like the pro that he is.

“Well, if you’re going to spank someone like that, you want to make sure it has some effect.

“Unfortunately, Will Smith, the fresh prince, can rap well and act well, but he’s not good at slapping.”

*Bisping will be attending the FOR THE LOVE OF MMA Expo at the Bowlers Exhibition Center in Manchester on April 2nd and 3rd alongside MMA legends and stars such as GSP and Darren Till. Tickets here

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