Anonymous graffiti artist creates big portrait of Holytown fighter Chris Bungard

An anonymous graffiti artist reveals the inspiration behind his huge portrait of Holytown MMA fighter Chris Bungard.

The Cage Warriors star has picked up plenty of accolades throughout his career, but none quite as unique as having his portrait spray-painted onto a wall.

The artist, who goes by the handle Mupe, created the artwork in Paisley of the Bad Guy celebrating one of his many victories.

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Mupe, who wishes to protect his anonymity, spoke on the inspiration behind the piece, he said: “The first ever portrait I did was one for my old boss who was retiring and I have really just kicked on from there.

“I then moved on to doing kind of more American celebrities and stuff like that, guys who most likely never get to see it, and just more recently, I’ve just kind of thought it’d be quite cool to do folk from Glasgow who might actually get a chance to go by it one day and go, That’s me.



A closer look at Mupe’s work

“One of the guys I did was Mark Dallas, who runs Insane Championship Wrestling. He made a whole video out of it and it really spread the word about it.

“That’s how Chris (Bungard) came to see it. He messaged me about how much he really liked it, and I just thought I’d do one for him, and it would be a nice wee surprise.

“I just did it on a whim, to be honest.

“I think he quite liked it because you can obviously tell what picture that is, but I’ve kind of put a wee kind of style on it. He even took his family down to see it, so I hope it was a nice moment for him.”

The mysterious artist has to carefully choose his locations, and he did admit that he is going to continue to capture Scottish icons.

He continued: “I do like doing Scottish people, and I am going to continue with that theme for now.

“I have a few ideas on who I am going to do next, but nothing certain.”

Mupe posts all of his escapades on his Instagram page.

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