Michael Bisping Eye Exam Inconclusive; Tim Kennedy Bout in a Holding Pattern

January 30, 2014
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Michael Bisping Detached RetinaMichael Bisping’s fighting career is still on hold despite a recent eye exam in London that was supposed to determine whether or not his depth perception and peripheral vision were up to snuff for a return to the Octagon.

Results of the eye exam were deemed “inconclusive.”

Bisping was offered and accepted a fight with Tim Kennedy for The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Finale slated for April 16 in Quebec City. The bout was supposedly contingent upon him passing the eye exam last week, but now the prospects for the fight have grown cloudy.

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.

He then developed a cataract in the eye, so UFC officials are being a little extra cautious before allowing him back into the Octagon.

Bisping’s manager, Audie Attar, told UFC Tonight that the doctors in London weren’t able to secure the proper equipment, so the fighter must still have further testing done on his right eye. The testing has yet to be rescheduled.

The Bisping vs. Kennedy bout would headline the TUF Nations Finale if it gets the green light.

Bouts already announced for the TUF Nations Finale include Canadian coach Patrick Cote vs. Aussie coach Kyle Noke, Sam Stout vs. KJ Noons, and Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman.

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  • Richard

    He should just take out the troublesome eye….and rename himself to “one eye willy”

  • TNT

    What kind of bull shit eye doctor dont have equip. I actually took up for this guy when others on this site bashed him. Said he sucks can’t when any fight that’s not a given n he ducks pple thanks for making me look like fool bisping whatta douchebag ufc should make fight michida for tittle fight just so he can get close in loose it yet again

    • Rodbert

      Huh? Why are you blaming Bisping for the doctors lack of equipment? What am I missing?

    • jake

      what you on about.he ducks no one to be fair n a problem with his eye and the dictors aint his problem.your thinkin is all fuckd up