UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping's son, Callum, competed at the Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation this weekend and took second place. His father, who had been in New York City for the historic #UFC205 fights working as a correspondent for Fox Sports, flew home to California to see his eldest son compete.
"Well done Callum! Couldn't be prouder," he wrote on his Instagram.
Callum competed in the male no-gi Heavy (191 lbs) division and competed in the 18-year-old blue belt division despite being a 15-year-old junior orange belt according to Bisping. Like his father, he's raising serious eyebrows.
Callum competed under the Tinguinha Jiu Jitsu banner and The Count was seen coaching him from the stands. According to Bisping, "he lost the final by a razor close decision," in the final round, securing a very respectable second place.
The MMA community has kept their eyes on his son, who also competes in High School wrestling while training alongside his famous dad.
Perhaps we are seeing the future of MMA right here. The next generation is certainly getting better training than the previous fighters.