Bisping has surgery for detached retina, hopes for Oct return


In 2010 Alan Belcher had retinal surgery to correct a potentially career-ending injury. Thus the hardcore fanbase cringed all the harder when Michael Bisping accidentally poked Belcher in the eye at UFC 151, ending the fight.

Ironically, Belcher's eye was fine, but Bisping suffered a detached retina, and recently had surgery to corrrect it.

Ariel Helwani broke the news, on  FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight."

"After the fight against Alan Belcher, Michael Bisping completely lost all peripheral vision in his right eye," said Helwani. "He went to see an eye on doctor on Tuesday and he found out that he had a detached retina. On Thursday, he had surgery to fix the detached retina. He’s hoping to return to the UFC in October."

Transcrition by MMAMania


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88samurai88 site profile image  

6/7/13 12:04 AM by 88samurai88

Ones vision is something very serious and i wish him the best.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

6/6/13 7:10 PM by Jack Skellington

hope he's ok

Bat21 site profile image  

6/6/13 7:09 PM by Bat21

Last thing I'd wish on anyone is to have their eyesight diminished. I sincerely hope Mike heals quickly and completely.

TheBoognish site profile image  

6/6/13 7:06 PM by TheBoognish

I definitely don't think bisping poked belcher on purpose. It's the comments he made after that caused my karma comment.

And Wagners Cut site profile image  

6/6/13 5:30 PM by And Wagners Cut

Lol at viciously poked. Just lol

future_jabroni site profile image  

6/6/13 2:23 PM by future_jabroni

I'm no fan of how Bisping promotes his fights, but I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I seriously doubt that any of his eyepokes have been intentional.

Fraser_Finlay site profile image  

6/6/13 2:08 PM by Fraser_Finlay


Johnny D site profile image  

6/6/13 9:14 AM by Johnny D

I had a torn retina in my left eye, not fun either. Someone's eye sight is a very serious thing, hope he has a full and fast recovery, love him or hate him he's always entertaining and a great asset to the sport of MMA.

Jesus KO'd stayrad site profile image  

6/6/13 8:04 AM by Jesus KO'd stayrad

Ohh did mike tell you he meant to poke Alan in his eye in a fight he was winning quite easily , with 30 seconds or so left. Give it a rest you fuckwit

BjjHappaBoi site profile image  

6/6/13 7:57 AM by BjjHappaBoi

How eyeronic? J/k. Wishing a speedy recovery.