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Michael Bisping sidelined until October

Michael Bisping out for a number of months (©GettyImages)
Michael Bisping out for a number of months (©GettyImages).

British fighter Michael Bisping will not be in the Octagon again until October after he suffered a detached retina.

Bisping picked up the injury at UFC 159 after his opponent was floored by, somewhat ironically, an accidental eye poke.

After the fight, the 34-year-old completely lost all peripheral vision in his right eye and after going to the doctor it was revealed he needed surgery.

The injury comes as a blow to Bisping's hopes of moving into title contention.

This comes after Rich Franklin, Luke Rockhold, Constantinos Philippou and Cung Le each called out the Manchester fighter in recent times.

One positive for Bisling is that the injury will allow him to recover from a different surgery. There are plans for the middleweight fighter to have an operation to correct a nerve problem in his vertebrae.

Bisping has fought 29 times in his career, winning 24 of those bouts. Out of these, 14 were by knockout while he forced his opponent to submit on four occasions.

 

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