UFC Middleweight Champ Michael Bisping Returns to Film with My Name Is Lenny

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UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has been trying his hand at acting of late, turning up in both xXx: Return of Xander Cage and the Twin Peaks revival. Next up is something a little closer to home: Bisping will appear in the upcoming biopic My Name Is Lenny, a look at bare-knuckle boxer Lenny McLean, also known as ‘The Guv’nor.’

The film, set to be released on June 9, is directed by Ron Scalpello. Naturally, Bisping takes on the role of an antagonist, Roy “Pretty Boy” Shaw. Shaw was one of McLean’s key rivals.

McLean, who himself tried his hand at acting later in life (he appeared in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels), claimed to have fought in over 4,000 contests. He passed away due to complications from cancer just prior to the release of the film, which Ritchie dedicated to him.

You can check out the trailer for the film above.

Back in the fighting world, Michael Bisping is expected to face off against Georges St. Pierre sometime in 2017 with the middleweight title on the line. No word yet as to when. Luckily that gives him time to weigh in on the Belfort vs. Marquardt bout.

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