(Video) UFC vet Michael Bisping caught in homophobia controversy after hot-mic at UFC 298

Former UFC icon Michael Bisping was recently embroiled in a homophobic scandal during a heated exchange at UFC 298.

In the midst of discussing the unfolding events, Bisping inadvertently sparked controversy with a hot-mic moment. While referring to a contender, he exclaimed ‘what a guy.’

The 44-year-old finished his segment, but the camera did not cut right away. It lingered, capturing a moment where Bisping was seemingly unaware of the camera still running. Bisping criticized his own comments, uttering ‘f*****g gay.’

He said: “What a guy?’ That’s ‘f*****g gay. Come on.”


Despite the uproar, the 44-year-old remained silent on the matter in his subsequent tweets on Sunday. This isn’t the first time Bisping has faced scrutiny for homophobic remarks.

Following a victory in 2016, he labeled opponent Luke Rockhold with a derogatory term. Quickly realizing his error, he backtracked. Bisping then expressed regret and urged the media to delete the comment.

Bisping said: “S**t, I shouldn’t have said that.” Realizing his mistake, he told the media to “delete that comment.”

Bisping’s controversial history doesn’t end there. A promotional video for UFC 127 captured him referring to Jorge Rivera with another derogatory term. He called Rivera a “f****t motherf****r.”

Bisping has recently partnered with cryptocurrency casino Lucky Block. This collaboration seeks to close the gap between sports and online gaming by enhancing fan interaction and broadening the respective audiences of both parties.

Michael Bisping and Lucky Block’s partnership seeks to highlight a mix of interests by taking use of the rising popularity of mixed martial arts and cryptocurrency-based betting. With this endorsement, Lucky Block hopes to connect with a well-known athlete and reach Bisping’s fan base.

The community and development manager at Lucky Block, Damian Jacobs stated: “We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of UFC icon Michael Bisping. We believe this deal will be a powerful catalyst as we embark on the next leg of our journey to lead crypto gaming’s conquest of the online sports entertainment and betting industry… Our sponsorship of Michael Bisping shows we understand the importance of developing and exploiting the brand projection potential at the intersection between the sports domain and the disruptive power of crypto betting.”