Perennial UFC Middleweight contender, Michael Bisping, recently sat down with BT Sport in England to discuss his comeback to the UFC. Bisping, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 3, has not fought since April of 2013 due to a severe eye injury he sustained in training.
While training for his UFC Fight Night 30 bout against Mark Munoz, Bisping suffered a retinal detachment that almost cost him his vision altogether let alone his MMA career. Luckily, the doctors were able to save Bisping’s vision, and he is fully healthy and ready to go against Tim Kennedy in April at the Ultimate Fighter: Nations Finale.
Bisping has been at the top of the heap in the UFC for about eight years now. Unfortunately for Bisping, he has never been able to secure a title shot during his illustrious career. At UFC 100, Bisping was KO’ed by Dan Henderson in a #1 contenders bout in highlight reel fashion. At UFC on FOX 2, Bisping lost a close decision to Chael Sonnen in yet another #1 contenders bout. At UFC on FX 7, Bisping was KO’ed by Vitor Belfort, losing his shot at the #1 contendership once again.
Bisping will look to go on another winning streak, but this time complete the final hurdle and get the title shot he so badly wants. It all begins with Tim Kennedy on April 16th.