Michael Bisping willing to risk his injured eye just to fight in front of his countrymen
Bisping’s eye injury forced Dana White to drop him out of UFC Fight Night 30
Michael Bisping was supposed to have his homecoming fight on October 26 against Mark Munoz but an eye injury forced UFC president Dana White to pull him out of the card. The fight is an important one for Bisping, not only that it would move him closer to the title but it is an opportunity for him to fight in his hometown of Manchester. Dana White revealed that it was him who forced Bisping out and that the Brit tried to convince him that he is physically fit to fight.
“I heard that he was having these problems with his eye,” White stated during a media call. “I care about Michael Bisping a lot. I called him up, and I could just tell by the conversation that he was trying to fast-talk me. I felt like I was talking to a used car salesman, basically telling me that he could fight, that his doctor said he could fight. And I was like, stop, stop; my doctor is going to talk to your doctor and I’m pretty sure you’re not gonna fight.”
According to White, the risks are too high to allow him to fight since the eye is a huge target for any combat sport, especially the ones that involves punching. He nixed any chance that he would let Bisping endanger his career for the sake of one fight.
“It’s not worth it. He was flipping out that he wanted this fight so bad. He wanted to fight in Manchester, but no way.”
Bisping for now is sidelined indefinitely and the date of his return is yet to be determined. Meanwhile, the Manchester event will go on. Mark Munoz still headlines UFC Fight Night 30 opposite former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida.
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