Michael Bisping was supposed to be in the main event this weekend at UFC Fight Night: 30 fighting Mark Munoz, but a detached retina prevented him from training for the bout and he was pulled from the card. Bisping is upset he will be cage side for the event instead of fighting, but in a recent interview he talked about how the injury might have been the best thing for him. UFC Fight Night Machida Vs Munoz takes place on October 26 at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England. In the main event, Lyoto Machida will be making his middleweight debut in a five round bout against Mark Munoz to see who takes a big step up in the middleweight division. In the co main event, lightweights Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard are set to throw down.
Bisping told FOX Sports:
“In some ways, this is going to be best thing to happen to me. I know it sounds like a cliche, but I had my career almost taken away, and it made me realize how much I still have left to achieve in this sport. If time was called on my career right now, I wouldn’t be happy with what I achieved. Yes, I get some notoriety and put some dollars in my bank account and whatever, but I want a lot more out of it than that. I want to stabilize my future and my children’s future as well. So this has really made me even hungrier than ever.”
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