UFC star Michael Bisping has been duped into congratulating porn star Johnny Sims for his ‘army service’.
Bisping is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and remains the sole British winner of a UFC title.
But, for all his success in the Octagon, Bisping has been tricked on social media.
One user sent a message to Bisping, alongside a picture of porn star Sims, saying: “Mike, any chance of a RT for my cousin John currently serving oversees [sic], a response from you would mean so much to him”.
To which Bisping seemed to fall for and replied: “Thank you for your service John. Come back home safe my friend.”
It’s not the first time a high-profile face has been tricked into sending a congratulatory message to someone who doesn’t deserve it.
Current US President Donald Trump was duped into wishing notorious murderers Fred and Rose West a happy birthday, via a retweet, back in 2014.
While American singer Billy Ray Cyrus fell into a similar trick by retweeting a picture of Jimmy Saville in the same year.
Reflecting on his UFC career, Bisping previously said: "Beating Anderson Silva at the time was massive – I always wanted to fight him for obvious reasons, he was a long-time champion and the greatest of all time.
"But then I fought for the belt and won the belt, so winning the title obviously trumps that. Then defending the belt in Manchester, in England, was definitely a high point.
"I'm very lucky I've had a great career – many highs and several lows as well. It was great."
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