Michael Bisping’s inspiration on me fighting the greatest fight of my life

I never thought I’d have to write these words. In May this year, I received the biggest body blow by being told I’ve been diagnosed with Neuroendocrine carcinoma. My mind staggered to take in the doctor’s words considering there’s only so much as humans we can control.

This is my story.

I share it, so others are inspired by the words of some of my combat sports heroes. In the darkest of times, these words have been the ‘words from my corner’, the pep talk I needed to pick myself up and battle on.

A simple reason why cancer won’t get in the way of the legacy I plan to create

Michael Bisping is a former UFC Middleweight Champion who unfortunately suffered a detached retina in 2013 by getting knocked out by Vitor Belfort.

This has now left Bisping blinded in one eye, and initially, he was told by the doctors he would never be able to fight again.

Although, he disregarded the doctor’s advice and became a UFC World Champion in 2016, where he won against MMA veteran Luke Rockhold, an opponent he took on short notice, which makes the legacy Bisping created even more amazing.

What I’ve learnt from Michael Bisping

What exactly is my desired sports industry legacy?

Ash’s Sports Talk has been an integral part of building my personal brand to gain recognition in the industry, a major reason for receiving my position as a Digital Content Executive at Oporto Sports Management.

You can view my portfolio here in terms of my achievements.

Now, my legacy lies in the desire to support athletes, brands, and others across the combat sports world through the power of athlete-driven marketing, storytelling, content creation and other digital marketing methods, which I’m always happy to chat more about.

Published by Ash

I'm a First-Class Graduate in Sports Business Management who has worked across Local Government, Sport and the Third Sector. Throughout my career, I've developed a thriving passion to promote sport being used as a tool to bring positivity to the world we live in. This ethos has inspired me to create a website which champions this value through comprehensive online content for you to gain value from. Join me on this journey of discovering what sport can do to enhance society.

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