UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is going to be battling former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre in the main event of UFC 217.
Bisping and his family recently returned from a vacation in Hawaii, a vacation that saw his family the victim of a robbery attempt and a near death experience.
Everything started off when his family was robbed twice.
“We walked up to the car, and [son] Callum said ‘someone smashed the window,’” Bisping said on Believe You Me. “I thought he was kidding, ‘the little f*ucker,’ but lo and behold, [someone] smashed the window. My wife had left her bag in the trunk, [they] smashed the window, grabbed that and all the clothing, of course we were swimming, so I just had a tiny pair of shorts on, my wife was in a bikini. That’s kind of how we were dressed. All the clothes, stuff like that, all stolen, including my wallet, everything. The hire car, we were supposed to take it right back, but you don’t want to waste a half a day, taking a f*cking rental car back. So I’ve yet to do that. We drive around with a smashed window and we got robbed a second time. My running shoes and stuff like that, I left them in the next day and when we got back the car back, someone had stuck their hand in and taken the running shoes.”
Things would seem to calm down a little bit when Bisping and his family met up with current Bellator MMA star Kendall Grove.
Then the UFC champion and his daughter had a near death experience while on a paddle board.
“The wind’s picking up, we better head back,” Bisping said. “It’s me and my daughter on a paddle board. Balancing on a paddle board is not my forte, let me tell you that. Especially when there’s two people on there and the winds are blowing. We’re pretty far out, the cliffs were 200-300 meters away and we’re drifting further and further out. I’m like ‘holy s*hit,’ I don’t want to say anything to my daughter but I’m panicking a little bit, you know what I mean? I jump off, my daughter’s on the paddle board, we’re drifting further and further out to sea,” he said. “I’m trying to swim and I’m starting to panic, we’re getting nowhere. Me being a macho d*ckhead, I go ‘yeah yeah yeah I’m fine, I’ll swim back,’ because I assume there’s no room for me. So they all disappear, go off in the distance and I’m thinking ‘I don’t f*cking believe this, me, and my ego, rather than just say ‘I need help also,’ I’m going to drown now.”
Luckily, the fighter and his daughter would eventually be rescued by the local lifeguards.
UFC 217 takes place on Saturday, November 4 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.