Michael Bisping featured as an analyst on Fuel TV’s various programming around ‘UFC On Fuel TV 8’ at the weekend and it went well enough that he’s now signed a two-year deal with the channel.

Bisping will now join other fighters like Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann, Rashad Evans and Dominic Cruz who are also regular analysts for the channel and should crop on things like the UFC’s pre and post-fight shows, weigh-ins and potentially ‘UFC Tonight’ as well.

“I just left my manager’s office and I just signed the contract,” Bisping tells BloodyElbow. “I’ll be a regularly featured analyst on FUEL TV. There’s a lot of down time in between fights, so this allows me to be productive. I had a really great time last week and the producers liked me, so they offered me a contract. I think the next time I’m due back is in three or four weeks. I’m not sure how often I’ll be on, but it should be pretty regularly, because I’m close to L.A.”

Bisping has landed the role at an exciting time with the programming he’s going to be involved with set to move over to the new FOX Sports 1 channel in August which will be available in 90 million homes in the U.S – almost triple the number that can view Fuel TV.

By no means does this mean he’s starting to think about retirement from the UFC however.

“I just turned 34 last week, and I see myself going for another eight years, until I’m 42”
he says.