Todays a good day. Doctor says I will 100% fight again , soon ish. Cleared me for light exercise and its not boiling hot for once #happyman
— michael (@bisping) October 9, 2013
Bisping was scheduled to fight Mark Munoz on Oct. 26 at UFC Fight Night 30, but was forced to pull out because of a detached retina.
Bisping recently said he fought two fights with a detached retina, where his peripheral vision was compromised, against Alan Belcher and Vitor Belfort.
Bisping defeated Belcher, but was KO’d in dramatic fashion by Belfort.
Bisping recently said in an interview:
“Early on in the year I found out I had a detached retina. Actually, I had my previous two fights with the injury, and my peripheral vision had got very, very bad. Fortunately I already had my medical requirements in place, so they never checked my eyes, which is something the UFC do on an annual basis. For the Alan Belcher and Vitor fights I didn’t have to check my eyes.”
Bisping, 24-5, is the No.4-ranked middleweight in the world, according to the official UFC rankings.
He has been plagued by injuries in recent years, but was at one time in line for a title shot before Belfort knocked him out. Bisping holds victories over Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Chris Leben and Brian Stann, but lost most of his big match opportunities.
He came up short against Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva and Dan Henderson.