Retired UFC star Michael Bisping recently visited Cape Town in South Africa, where after a drunken night out he found himself becoming the victim of an attempted mugging on the street.
“We go out for a Chinese meal, [I] don’t like Chinese but whatever…” Bisping recalled on his ‘Believe You Me’ podcast. “We end up having a few drinks. I get back, it’s like three o clock in the morning and the Uber driver drops me off at a four-way cross street not by my hotel, and he says ‘your hotel is over there’, so I get out the car and the Uber driver drives off and I don’t know which way to go.
“All the while, I may have been stumbling slightly, and staring at my phone which is a giveaway, I’m on my apps,” he continued. “I’m stumbling around a little bit and all of a sudden low and behold, the freaks came out, the thieves came out, the muggers, the nasty f—king criminal bastards.
“Before I knew it, I was surrounded by 10 to 15 homeless people begging for money and then they started getting kind of nasty.
“At this point now, because my defenses are up, I’m trying to be big, just like a lion in the jungle puffs out his mane… I’m puffing out my chest and I’m trying to look as scary as possible so these motherfuckers don’t make a move.”
“If you want to go home, give me your wallet,” one of the muggers said.
Even more alarmingly, two more people then pull up in a car and tell him to get in.
Fearing for his life, Bisping realized he had to do something quickly before the situation got any worse.
“If I get in this car, I’m a dead man, simple as that because they are gonna kill me or rob me and leave me for dead. I’m backing up, there was a little opening and I just f—king ran. They didn’t chase much, and I ran down the street and low and behold there was my f—king hotel.”
“You motherf—kers, don’t ever tell me this town is not dangerous.”