Don’t expect Michael Bisping to ever share a ride with Khamzat Chimaev and Darren Till again.
Bisping has a solid friendship with Till, who recently aligned himself with rising welterweight Chimaev. The relationship between Till and Chimaev has taken the MMA community by storm. With that said, don’t trust those two behind the wheel if Bisping is to be believed.
Michael Bisping Feared For His Life
Appearing on MMAFighting.com‘s The MMA Hour, Michael Bisping revealed he found himself in a situation that sounds like something straight out of a comedy film. He reflected on the “terrifying” ride he had with Till and Chimaev.
“Terrifying. Oh my God, I was in the car with them, with Khamzat and Darren both taking turns to drive. I almost died. They’re 28 and 26, I’m 43. I’ve grown up a bit. I’ve done a little bit of maturing over the years.
“We went out to dinner Friday night. They picked me up from the hotel, which is very nice, and they drive me back to the hotel and got a little giddy. Khamzat’s driving like an absolute g****** maniac! And I mean a maniac. On the wrong side of the road, purposely, dodging traffic — I’m in the back, ‘Ahh! Ahh!’ Screaming, putting my seat belt on like, ‘Stop! Stop! Stop!’ They pull in the gas station, I went in to buy some milk for my coffee in the morning and I come out and they’re doing donuts like maniacs in the car park. I’m like, ‘Guys, you’re going to get arrested!’ I get in the car, Darren Till starts doing more donuts, just misses the fuel pump by about this much [holds his fingers two inches apart], and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, let me out of this car.’
“If they make it to the fight, if they don’t die, I’m gonna be very, very impressed.”
Chimaev is set to take on Gilbert Burns on the main card of UFC 273 on April 9. Let’s hope he and Till aren’t driving to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.