Michael Bisping Chokes Out Steve-O

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UFC fan and “Jackass” legend Steve-O now knows what it feels like to get choked out by a real pro.

After Saturday’s UFC 73, Johnny Knoxville’s sidekick stuntman got in the cage with Michael Bisping, who had a 30-9 UFC career record, which means he knows how to make a stuntman sleep. As you can see in a video of the incident, Steve-O still knows, after all these years, how to create a viral moment that the Internet will watch.

Let’s see how this goes for the 48-year-old legend of the industry. Take notes, pretenders. This is a real social media stuntman:

Bisping applies the choke. Steve-O loses air and it’s night-night time.

“Oh s–t!” Steve-O said after going to the mat for a couple of seconds.

“You crazy bastard. Are you okay?!” Bisping fires back at the wild man. Yes, Steve-O was fine and this will now do clicks, but let’s be honest, the guy has been much closer to death over this illustrious career.

In 2019, Steve-O sat down for an interview with Graham Bensinger and shared his top near-death experience.

“The closest I’ve ever come to death, like actual death, I think was scuba diving. We were somewhere, I can’t remember what part of the world maybe… I don’t know, we were some part of the world,” he explained.

“We were getting ready to scuba dive with sharks. I heard them say the sharks were at the bottom so I just go to the bottom… and I keep going to the bottom.

“I don’t know if I was coming up or down but at one point someone grabs my fin and I don’t know what’s going on. When we get up they’re screaming at me, ‘You motherf–ker, you almost died and I almost died trying to save you.’

“It was because I was doing it wrong. I was like, ‘Dude, they said the sharks were at the bottom,’ so yeah, it’s f–ked up.

“And I continue to be able to scuba dive like I don’t know if I’m in the system but yeah, I continue to be able to scuba dive and I should not.”

In other words, Saturday night in that UFC octagon was nothing. Just another night of life.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.

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