UFC LEGEND Michael Bisping has landed a role in a new boxing movie which will see the Brit take centre stage on the big screen.

The Hall of Fame fighter will be a lead in boxing-focussed film "The Journeyman" an adaptation of British author Mark Turley’s 2014 nonfiction book “Journeymen".

It is reported he will play the role of travelling boxer Kenny 'The Beast' Breen, who continues to fight even after being diagnosed with life-threatening neurological damage.

The new role comes only three years after the UFC middleweight retired after a long career in the sport.

He expressed his excitement with a short social media post reading 'looking forward to this' after the announcement.

Director Dax Phelan revealed the realism of having Bisping in the film gives it an extra edge.

He said: "For obvious reasons, Mike brings an authenticity and an X-factor to the role that no other actor ever could.

"His contributions to the script have been insightful and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to explore this character with him.”

Johnny Greaves, who is a real-life British journeyman, will serve as a technical advisor for the movie.

Bisping can boast a record of 30-9 during his career and won the UFC middleweight title in 2016 with a win over Luke Rockhold.

He now works as analyst and commentator for UFC’s ESPN.

The 41-year-old also has previous experience in films and has appeared in multiple so far.

This includes xXx: Return Of Xander Cage and Den Of Thieves.

Bisping has also popped up on TV in series like MacGyver and Magnum P.I.

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