Michael Bisping decided to take some time out of his busy schedule at UFC Vegas 73 in order to choke out Jack*ss star Steve-O. Given the nature of the show that brought Steve-O his status as a celebrity, it’s not surprising that he’s willing to get to put to sleep by a former UFC middleweight world champion. This isn’t the first time that Bisping has been spreading some Jiu-Jitsu to celebrities either, as he was recently seen grappling with popular YouTuber KSI as well.
Bisping wasn’t alone this time though, as current top UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori was also involved. Vettori has a solid 19-6-1 professional MMA record and has been fighting in the UFC since 2016, quickly becoming known for his high-level grappling and even earning a shot at the title. Michael Bisping and Marvin Vettori decided to have a friendly competition at UFC Vegas 73 in order to see who was able to choke out Steve-O the quickest. Although there was no winner declared, both men clearly have their rear-naked choke technique perfected at this point.
Although Steve-O apparently actually wanted to get choked out, that didn’t stop Bisping from being a little concerned about him after he’d put him to sleep. He still came round just like anyone else, but Bisping revealed that he heard a popping sound when he was applying the choke, and was concerned about what that might be. While all was fine in the end, this is also the nature of the job that Steve-O and his fellow Jack*ss stars do. Sometimes stunts can go wrong and the participants can suffer some real damage, although thankfully that wasn’t the case this time around and Steve-O seemed unharmed.
The footage of Michael Bisping choking out Jack*ss star Steve-O with a rear-naked choke was uploaded to his official YouTube channel: