Michael Bisping is an English sports analyst, actor and retired mixed martial artist who competed in the Middleweight division of the UFC. A professional competitor since 2004, he is a former UFC Middleweight Champion, a former Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion and The Ultimate Fighter 3 Light Heavyweight tournament winner. At UFC 78, he became the first British fighter to compete in a UFC main event. At UFC 199, he became the first British fighter to win a UFC Championship.[ He remains the sole British winner of a UFC title.

Bisping’s moniker, ‘The Count’, was given by a ring announcer during a fight.

On 6 April 2016, Bisping announced that he had landed a role in the film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Later that month, Bisping revealed that he is a fan of the 1990s television series Twin Peaks and that he had gained a small role in the upcoming continuation of the series. He portrayed Roy Shaw in the sports drama film My Name Is Lenny