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kevint13 09-28-2013 06:13 PM

Michael Bisping out, Lyoto Machida in against Mark Munoz on Oct. 26


An eye injury has forced Michael Bisping out of his return home to England.

Bisping (24-5) was scheduled to meet Mark Munoz (13-3) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester. But complications from a detached retina suffered earlier in the year will force him out of the Oct. 26 bout.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will take Bisping's place. broke the news on Friday afternoon.

"We're going to get [Bisping] the best treatment possible," White told ESPN. "Hopefully he'll be able to get through this thing."

Machida (19-4) had been slated to make his middleweight debut against Tim Kennedy in the main event of a Fight for the Troops card on Nov. 6. A replacement opponent for Kennedy has not yet been named.

Update: Bisping's manager informed's Ariel Helwani that corrective surgery won't be necessary, but the Brit expects to be sidelined for upwards of five to six months.
I hope Bisping will be ok.

wavetar 09-30-2013 06:01 PM

I feel a little bad for Bisping. This was a fight that could have, once again, had him knocking on the door of a title shot if he won. Bad enough that he normally loses in those types of matches, but now a detached retina won't allow him to do even that much. :wink:

In all seriousness, I do hope he makes a full recovery & returns to the octagon sooner than later.

rearnakedchoke 09-30-2013 07:31 PM

bisping is a douche .. hope his eye injury isn't permanent, but can't feel bad for a pompous prick like that ...

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