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UFC Legend Michael Bisping Shares Gruesome Picture Of Inside A 'Golden Knee' Ahead Of Surgery

UFC Legend Michael Bisping Shares Gruesome Picture Of Inside A 'Golden Knee' Ahead Of Surgery

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has shared a graphic picture of a "golden knee" ahead of surgery.

The 40-year-old revealed that he will be having a "total knee replacement" this week and in the process of telling his 1.3 million followers on Instagram, he posted a rather gruesome image.

Bisping confirmed he will undergo surgery on Thursday morning with the following message.

"Me, very soon! Yikes!" he wrote on Instagram. "Thursday morning gotta get a total knee replacement unfortunately. But very excited to get my life back. (No gold though)"

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Image: Michael Bisping/Instagram
Image: Michael Bisping/Instagram

It appears the Manchester-born ex-fighter, who retired in 2018 following a long-term eye injury, shared a snap of someone else's knee.

But this isn't the first time Bisping has shocked fans of late.

The 40-year-old, known as the biggest name in British MMA, was discussing why he always used to wear sunglasses on a recent episode of the Believe You Me podcast.

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He then decided it was necessary to show viewers instead of tell them. "That's why I used to wear fucking sunglasses, baby boy!" he said.

Bisping suffered a detached retina during a fight against Vito Belfor back in 2013.

But despite not being able to see in his right eye, the Manchester-born fighter somehow went on to compete in several more UFC fights, dethroning reigning champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 in stunning fashion, as well as beating Anderson Silva on U.K soil.

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In an interview with MMA Junkie this year, Bisping opened up about his eye injury.

"My vision (in my right eye) was pretty much non-existent since 2013," he revealed. "I was just about able to scrape past the medicals. It was definitely touch and go. I was always terrified of doing a full training camp, then being turned away by the commission doctor.

"It was difficult. To pass the medical test, you've got to have 20-200 vision, which is classed as clinically blind anyway, so it's not very good - it's not a very hard mark to pass. Some days I could, some days I couldn't. But fortunately, I was just able to scrape by.

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"People always say: 'How did you fight with only one eye?' And I always say: 'With great (expletive) difficulty!'"

Topics: Michael Bisping, UFC News, UFC

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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