Current UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping has claimed that he wanted to fight on the upcoming UFC 206 card in Toronto. That won't be happening
A orbital fracture has caused the fighter to back away from those claims, something he stated on UFC Tonight.
“I’ve never ducked anybody in my life,” Bisping said. “Now, I know what everybody at home is going to say: ‘Didn’t you call out GSP a couple of weeks ago?’ Yes, I did, but really, think about this — that was a massive payday. Roughly $3-4 million dollars I would have earned for that fight. Against Jacare, I’m going to get around about a quarter. As you all know, I fought Dan Henderson very recently. I have a fractured orbital. I’m getting PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. I don’t know what they are, but it sounds fancy. I’m getting them on Friday in my leg. I’m limping around the place. I’ve got a fractured orbital.”
Bisping has been making claims that he wants to fight former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz, plus Ronaldo Souza has been clamoring for a title shot against the champion as well.
UFC 206 takes place on Saturday, December 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlining.