WOAH! Michael Bisping Whips Out His Eye at the UFC Weigh-in Show

Published 11/06/2021, 8:52 AM EDT


Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping did a little throwback this past week. During the UFC 268 weigh-in show, Bisping, standing alongside Chris Weidman, whipped out his fake right eye. He did so after Chris Weidman talked about his own podcast and invited Bisping as a guest.

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While whipping out his eye, he said, “I’ll keep an eye on that one!” Bisping’s action left a couple of guys turning away as he put the eye back in.

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The UFC legend suffered a retinal detachment in his right eye during his fight against Vitor Belfort. In the second round of the fight, ‘The Count’ was hit with a strong head kick, which was followed by hard punches. This eventually led to his loss. It was later revealed that the head kick was the reason for the retinal detachment. He gradually lost the vision in the right eye.

However, despite having just one good eye, Bisping did some incredible things in the octagon. He will always be regarded as one of the toughest to ever do it.

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Winning the UFC middleweight title after the injury

‘The Count’ suffered a devastating eye injury back in 2013. He kept on fighting in the UFC for the next four years before he announced his retirement. Despite having just one good eye, he faced some of his toughest opponents in his career after 2013.

He beat the likes of Anderson Silva, Luke Rockhold, and Dan Henderson after his injury. He defeated Rockhold for the UFC middleweight championship and defended his title against Henderson. Bisping eventually lost the title to returning UFC legend Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217.

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Bisping faced Kelvin Gastelum in his last fight before announcing his retirement from the sport. It was just three weeks after his loss against GSP, as he replaced Anderson Silva in the fight. He lost the fight in the first round via knockout. ‘The Count’ announced his retirement after the fight and said he started having issues with his good eye as well. That was the reason he retired from the sport.

Michael Bisping now works as a commentator for the UFC and even has his own YouTube channel.

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What do you make of Bisping’s career? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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