Former boxing champion Ricky Hatton is one of many members of the fight community to congratulate Michael Bisping on becoming UFC Middleweight Champion on Saturday night.
Hatton, a former British fight champion himself, as he was a multiple-time champion for years in boxing, took to Twitter following Bisping’s knockout victory over former UFC 185-pound champion Luke Rockhold in their rematch in the main event of UFC 199 on Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Hatton posted the following:
— Ricky Hatton MBE (@HitmanHatton) June 5, 2016
UFC also congratulated Bisping on becoming the first-ever British champion in UFC history with the following tweet, which promotes an article on the official UFC website:
The UFC has its first British champion ➡️ https://t.co/UFMLX1ZwN5
— UFC (@ufc) June 5, 2016