UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping shocked up the MMA world during a recent episode of his ‘Believe You Me!‘ podcast.
It’s well known that the Manchester-native has suffered with an eye injury since 2013. In a fight with Vitor Belfort, the Brit was KO’d by a head kick. The kick detached the one of Bisping’s retinas, rendering it essentially useless. Despite this, Bisping would go on to win the UFC middleweight title.
On a live episode of Bisping’s podcast, he spoke about his injury & why he used to wear sunglasses during interviews. He explained that this was to hide the injury from the athletic commissions. In a shocking turn of events, the ex-champ revealed that his injured eye is, in fact, now prosthetic.
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“My vision [in my right eye] was pretty much non-existent since 2013. I was just about able to scrape past the medicals,” said Bisping. “It was definitely touch and go. I was always terrified of doing a full training camp, then being turned away by the commission doctor.
“It was difficult. To pass the medical test, you’ve got to have 20-200 vision, which is classed as clinically blind anyway, so it’s not very good – it’s not a very hard mark to pass. Some days I could, some days I couldn’t. But fortunately, I was just able to scrape by.”
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