(I’m not sure if I can pull off a playing a brash, cocky hoodlum, but I’ll give it a shot.)
Now when people talk about the "Michael Bisping soap opera," there’s a good chance they’ll be talking about a television show, not the drama the perpetual smack-talker usually creates leading up to his UFC bouts.
"I’m expecting to get a lot of grief from the Internet," Bisping told Helwani. "It’s not a novel soap opera, it’s a daytime soap opera. I play a bit of a bad guy."
What a stretch…
But seriously, does this mean we’ll be seeing "The Count" follow in the footsteps of his friend and Wolfslair teammate Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and perhaps play the lead in a movie remake of an 80′s TV show like Remington Steele? Not likely, says Bisping who will star alongside Bobby Lashley in a film called Beatdown this summer. He assures that he isn’t planning on quitting his day job any time soon.
"First and foremost I’m a fighter. That’s what I love to do and that’s what I’ll always do. I do have a lot of downtime in between fights. I spend all this time in the gym, but you can only do so much sparring and whatever. I was a little dubious about [trying acting] but went ahead and gave it a try — and I’ll give anything a try — so I went along and did it. "[I took] acting lessons. I actually enjoyed it, believe it or not, and I was pretty good at it. So I did that movie and it did very well and it led to a couple of other things."
Maybe he could take some acting lessons from Josh Koscheck.