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Teenaged Michael Bisping reveals he fought grown men in ‘no holds barred’ competitions

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You might know Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight journeyman Michael Bisping as the clean-cut face of British mixed martial arts (MMA), but at one time that face was getting punched in wild “no holds barred” competitions when he was just a teenager.

In 1994, at the age of 15, Bisping participated in several competitions as an amateur, including Britain’s first “no holds barred” competition, a precursor to modern MMA, called Knock Down Sport Budo (KSBO). Fellow European kickboxer and UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten sat down to talk to “The Count” on Inside MMA about his time as a View original article