Michael Bisping is recovering from elbow surgery. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Michael Bisping recently underwent surgery for the elbow injury that forced him to withdraw from a proposed clash against Robert Whittaker at UFC 193.
The UFC middleweight posted a picture of himself on Instagram after the operation, although he did not offer a timetable for his return to the Octagon.
“Literally out of surgery minutes ago. Ouch! [Six] loose bodies removed from my elbow,” Bisping wrote. “The Count” pulled out of the Nov. 14 matchup with Whittaker last month. Shortly thereafter, Uriah Hall replaced Bisping and will square off with Whittaker at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. UFC 193 airs on pay-per-view and is headlined by a bantamweight title clash between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm.
Bisping has won three of his last four fights, besting Cung Le, C.B. Dolloway and Thales Leites to maintain his spot among the sport’s top 185-pound talents. Recently, Lyoto Machida has expressed an interest in facing the Englishman, while Anderson Silva hinted that he would likely fight Bisping at an event in Curitiba, Brazil, next year.