Michael Bisping recounts his forgettable (or unforgettable) experiences during his recent family vacation in Hawaii.
It is quite unfortunate when someone gets to tell a horror story during a family vacation. UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is one of them, who experienced a total of three mishaps when he recently went on holiday with his family in Maui, Hawaii.
“The Count” detailed his experiences in the recent episode of his “Believe You Me” podcast, first telling the story of their trip to a waterfall and finding their rented car broken into, with their belongings taken.
“We walked up to the car, and [son] Callum said ‘someone smashed the window,’” Bisping said (via MMA Fighting). “I thought he was kidding, ‘the little f—ker,’ 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.”
Bisping opted not to get a new rental car and instead continue using the damaged vehicle. Sometime later, the same car was once again robbed, this time at the valet parking due to the broken window leaving things available to take.
Another day had passed, but things only took a turn for the worse for Bisping, this time when he went on a paddleboard adventure with TUF 3 Season winner Kendall Grove. The entire party made it to their destination where they went cliff diving, but the trouble began when they were on their way back to the shore.
“The wind’s picking up, we better head back,” Bisping recalled. “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 sh-t,’ I don’t want to say anything to my daughter but I’m panicking a little bit, you know what I mean?”
Bisping was with his daughter and two older women who were in distress on the paddleboard, and having no luck using the paddles, he decided to jump into the water and manually pull it, instead.
“I jump off, my daughter’s on the paddle board, we’re drifting further and further out to sea. I’m trying to swim and I’m starting to panic, we’re getting nowhere.”
Finally, another boat arrived to help, but there was only enough room for Bisping’s daughter and the two women. And instead of admitting that he needed help as well, he told them he would be swimming back.
“Me being a macho d–khead, 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—-ng believe this, me, and my ego, rather than just say ‘I need help also,’ I’m going to drown now.”
“That was me yesterday. Fun times.”
Bisping fortunately survived the ordeal, as he is now expected to put his title on the line against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 on November 4th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.