Home News MMA Michael Bisping on Track for Spring Return, Wants Fight with Machida or...

Michael Bisping on Track for Spring Return, Wants Fight with Machida or Jacare

645
SHARE
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Michael Bisping was recently put out of commission by a detached retina, temporarily sidelining the #4 ranked middleweight. Luckily, his recovery is progressing smoothly, and with any luck, he’ll be back by next spring.

“I was at the doctors this morning, they’ve given me the green light to start proper training again,” Bisping said on UFC Tonight. “I’ve been running and lifting weights for awhile. Now I can get back in the gym and start working on a few things.”

“I can definitely fight around March or April next year,” he added.

Despite his recent online spat with Tim Kennedy, Bisping is hoping for someone more highly ranked for his comeback fight.

“I wouldn’t say there’s been back and forth with Tim Kennedy,” Bisping said. “I’d say there’s been Tim Kennedy chomping at the bit, trying to make a name for himself. he came over from Strikeforce, he’s had a couple wins over people I’ve never heard of, and he’s trying to get some notoriety. Of course, people like to call me out, I’m no stranger to that. Good for him.

“I’ve never turned down an opponent once, I’m not going to start with Tim Kennedy. If that’s who the UFC wants, I’ll be happy to fight him. Myself personally, I would like someone ranked a little higher up the ladder, someone in the top five maybe. But it’s down to the UFC.”

Bisping added that a fight with Lyoto Machida, who recently joined the weight class, or #3 ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza would interest him.

SHARE
Previous articleBrian Melancon Announces His Retirement at Age 31
Next articleNSAC Holding Training Sessions for Judges and Refs
SciFighting News Desk
SciFighting's mission is to bring a higher standard of fitness to both the professional athlete and general population through concise reporting on the latest trends in the science of fighting. Our involvement in mixed martial arts spans both the professional and recreational realms of the sports. In addition to reporting on the news in the industry we function as a think tank, researching new facets of combat science and developing new tools and techniques to analyze theoretical and practical applications.