Michael Bisping Detached RetinaMichael Bisping confirmed to UFC Tonight on Wednesday that he has been offered and accepted a fight with Tim Kennedy on April 16. He also confirmed, however, that the bout is contingent upon him passing an eye exam.

Bisping suffered a detached retina in his right eye while preparing to face Mark Munoz in a bout planned for last October. It’s a reoccurring injury that he first suffered in his UFC 159 fight with Alan Belcher.

According to UFC Tonight, Bisping has developed a cataract in the eye, so UFC officials are being a little extra cautious before allowing him back into the Octagon.

Although Bisping was greenlit by doctors to return to training, the UFC wants him to get further eye tests done on Thursday in London to be sure his depth perception and peripheral vision are up to snuff for fighting.

If he passes the final testing on Thursday, Bisping will be stepping into the Octagon opposite Kennedy, although Luke Rockhold is reportedly making a last-ditch effort to try and snake the Bisping fight from Kennedy.

(Photo courtesy of Michael Bisping)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dan Henderson Plans to Retire After Michael Bisping Fight

  • 29 days ago
  • 77 views

Win or lose, when Dan Henderson fights Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship, it will likely be the last time that we see him in the Octagon. read news >>

Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi in the Works for UFC 204

  • 26 days ago
  • 21 views

With Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson targeted as the UFC 204 headliner, a marquee match-up between Vitor Belfort and Gegard Mousasi is also in the works. read news >>

On FIGHT PASS: Grasso successful in Invicta return

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

Get a full recap on Invicta FC 18, which included the successful return of strawweight standout Alexa Grasso read news >>

UFC FIGHT PASS Spotlight – Salt Lake City

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC FIGHT PASS will be the place to get the night started with two action-packed matchups that will kick off at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. This is the UFC FIGHT PASS spotlight on UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson Confirmed TUF Latin America 3 Finale Headliner

  • 20 days ago
  • 10 views

The UFC confirmed on Tuesday night that a lightweight showdown between Rafael dos Anjos and Tony Ferguson will headline TUF Latin America 3 Finale. read news >>

UFC Confirms Cris Cyborg Brasilia Headliner, Silva vs. Thatch, and Several Other Bouts

  • 18 days ago
  • 53 views

UFC officials confirmed Cris Cyborg vs. Lina Lansberg would headline UFC Fight Night 95, as well as announced several other bouts for the fight card. read news >>

On UFC FIGHT PASS: Titan FC 40 this Friday

  • 19 days ago
  • 7 views

Before the action hits the cage in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday night, Titan Fighting Championship lands on UFC FIGHT PASS this Friday with another quality card featuring a number of familiar nam read news >>

Michael Bisping Announces Fight with Dan Henderson in Manchester

  • 18 days ago
  • 143 views

Though the UFC has yet to make it official, Michael Bisping took it upon himself to announce his title defense against Dan Henderson. read news >>

Michael Bisping Expects Dan Henderson to 'Cheat' in Reported Rematch at UFC 204

  • 18 days ago
  • 57 views

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is expecting Dan Henderson to “cheat” in their rumoured rematch. According to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, Bisping will face the veteran on October 8 in a r read news >>

Nate Diaz Confirms He’s Walking Around at 200 Pounds Before Conor McGregor Rematch

  • 16 days ago
  • 75 views

When asked if it was true, Nate Diaz confirmed that he was walking around at 200 pounds only two weeks away from his 170-pound rematch against Conor McGregor. read news >>