UFC 159 Victory Notched on His Belt, Michael Bisping is Opting for Surgery

April 28, 2013
19 Comments

UFC-on-Fox-2-workouts-Michael-Bisping-125Michael Bisping won his UFC 159 bout with Alan Belcher on Saturday night in New Jersey, but it looks like he’ll soon be headed into surgery, even though he escaped the fight unscathed.

Following the bout, Bisping revealed that he has a condition called stenosis that will require some minor surgery. It’s been bothering him for quite some time, but it wasn’t anything that he was going to let derail his fighting career.

“I have a condition called stenosis. I have a trapped nerve and it’s causing atrophy, which is muscle loss and weakness in my right arm and numbness,” he revealed in an interview during Fuel TV’s UFC 159 post-fight coverage.

“I’ve had that for a while, but it’s progressively getting worse and worse. I saw a surgeon about six weeks before this fight and he told me I needed surgery, but there was no way I was going to pull out.

“I’ve had this for a while. I fought Vitor, I fought Brian Stann, and I fought Chael Sonnen with this condition. I don’t like to let the UFC down. I love what I do. There was no way I was pulling out of the fight.”

Bisping defeated Belcher by technical decision after the fight was stopped due to a cut on Belcher’s eyelid. And now that the fight is out of the way, the brash Brit is opting for surgery.

“I’m going to have surgery now. The surgery is not scheduled yet, but we’ve talked about it. When I get home, we’ll talk to the doctors,” he relayed.

“It’s a minor thing. Well, it’s neck surgery, so as minor as that can be, but it’s a routine procedure.”

Bisping only expects to be out of commission for about two to three weeks. Then it’s back to work.

“I’ll be back in the gym. I want to get back in the Octagon ASAP.”

  • Cereal Killer

    Gate Keeper.

    • Nass Waitforit Ahmadi

      if u really think u know abt ufc plz tell me how is he a gate keeper

      • Swamp Donkey

        Not Cereal Killer, but I kind of agree. Michael Bisping beats most the people he’s supposed to (I feel he was supposted to beat an over the hill Wanderlei and didn’t) but usually loses to those ranked higher than him. Add that with the fact most people who beat him get title shots, I’d say gatekeeper describes Bisping quite well. Lost to Rashad as LHW, Rashad got title shot soon after. Lost to Chael Sonnen, Chael got title shot. Lost to Vitor, etc. Every person Bisping has lost to has been a champion or has fought for a championship. Meanwhile Bisping hasn’t beaten any champions or former contenders outside of Leben.

        • Cereal Killer

          Exactly!

        • marcus miles

          If you think that loss to sonnen was a legit loss, your high.

          • ned sto

            Question is, do you think his performance against Sonnen warranted a title shot?

            No need to counter argue that Chael got his, your implication is that illegitimate win was a UFC money maker rematch against Silva.

        • Nass Waitforit Ahmadi

          well that clearly doesnt make him gatekeeper but one of the top contenders

          • ned sto

            Aren’t all the contenders gate keepers? Bisping being among the least remarkable. How many bonuses has Bisping racked up?

    • http://www.facebook.com/warren.alexander.54 Warren Alexander

      your moms a gate keeper

      • Cereal Killer

        Sorry I insulted your boyfriend.

  • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

    he’s among the best technical fighters and very well-rounded, also he has an hell of a gas tank … a pity that he lacks of KO power and sometimes he doesn’t cut angles well on striking exchanges.

  • Milos Rackovic

    U pussies who say hes an gatekeeper shudnt be allowed to even read not comment

    • Cereal Killer

      Like Swamp Donkey said, he can’t beat anyone that is considered top competition. His only top 10 win is over Stann, which I don’t think he should be on that list.

      • Mark McDowall

        And Alan Belcher…

      • Milos Rackovic

        ye he can but he was stoped by roided belfort and robbed in sonnen fight so i guess u are right,right

  • bajafox

    Only reason I want Bisping to get a shot is so he can get destroyed and we can all stop talking about it.

  • SpinxEmptyFaces

    Bisping should get brain surgery also, and while he’s there, under the knife, he should have his tongue and stupid accent removed at the same time.

    • getherde

      KING Bisping!

    • ned sto

      That’s a little harsh. I was gonna say he needs KO power surgery more than he needs his neck fixed.