Coach Jason Parillo Thinks Michael Bisping Should Be Happy And Move On From MMA
Earlier this week, former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping made the decision to not fight on the upcoming UFC London fight card on March 17 and his coach Jason Parillo fully supports his decision.
Speaking on Brett Okamoto’s Five Rounds Podcast on Wednesday, Parillo explained how Bisping came to the decision on Tuesday evening and said that he made the decision without him.
“We talked prior to me coming out here and there was some conversation about it,” Parillo said. “He knew I was dying to get out of town and go on vacation so I thought it was something I thought we were going to discuss a little more when he got back, but, you know, he made his decision prior to that so with all due respect to him, God bless him.
“I haven’t had a full conversation with him about it so I can’t… he tweeted it out before we’d got together to make a decision about it so no, I didn’t have much involvement. I do normally get involved in conversations, but Michael Bisping is always going to make the final decision about whether he’s going to fight or not fight.”
When asked whether he agreed with Bisping’s decision, Parillo said he was fully supportive and even added that he’d like to see his student not feel pressured to take another fight at all.
“I’m completely content with it,” Parillo said. “Mike had had a tremendous career and yeah, in my opinion, he’s had a hall of fame career. We’ve had conversations and I don’t think he has to fight ever again.
“He’s proved his point and he’s got to the top of the mountain. He’s been involved in some high pay-per-view fights and some high profile main event fights and he’s done it all in the sport, he really has. I would like to see him just be content, be happy and get on with next chapter of his life.”
In case you missed it, the main event was announced for UFC London today with Fabricio Werdum taking on Alexander Volkov in the headline bout.