UFC legend Michael Bisping admits from hospital bed he fears ‘a lifetime of pain and misery’ ahead of surgery to repair back broken in two places

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently in hospital after breaking his back in two places.

On Wednesday night, the retired fighter posted a worrying video from a hospital bed explaining he is about to undergo a procedure to fix his painful back problem.

The UFC legend posted a worrying video from hospital

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The UFC legend posted a worrying video from hospital

Bisping said: “Alright, I’m back in the goddamn hospital again, this time because of my back, which is broken in two places, very painful as you can imagine.”

‘The Count’ revealed he has had the same surgery before, but it didn’t work and he is now fearing he will be in pain for the rest of his days if it doesn’t work a second time around.

Bisping added: “So, they’re doing a procedure, where they’re gonna fry the nerve, it’s called an ablation.

“I’ve had it once before, didn’t do anything, so fingers crossed this time it works, otherwise, it’s a lifetime of pain and misery. So, fingers crossed, take care.”

The 43-year-old didn’t explain how he injured his back, but it’s safe to assume that it’s the bi-product of a long career in fighting that has seen him take more trips to the hospital than most people.

Bisping famously fought for the last few years of his career, which happened to be his best, with just one eye after suffering a detached retina during his 2013 fight with Vitor Belfort.

'The Count' enjoyed a Hall of Fame UFC career

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‘The Count’ enjoyed a Hall of Fame UFC career

But it came at a cost

But it came at a cost


The first-ever British UFC champion had several surgeries to try and fix it but they didn’t work and he now wears a fake eye that he famously took out during one eventful talkSPORT appearance.

Bisping underwent neck surgery in 2021, after having both of his knees replaced 15 months prior as he looked to heal up and live a pain-free life following his retirement in 2018.

Despite suffering with various medical issues in recent years, Bisping still fancies himself in a fight with YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul who recently suggested he would beat the UFC icon because ‘he is old.’

While he probably could handle ‘The Maverick’ – even with a broken back – Bisping is too busy to entertain a return to fighting after launching several successful careers in commentating, acting and podcasting since walking away from MMA.

Bisping is expected to be on commentary duty at UFC 286 in London on March 18 when Leon Edwards completes his trilogy of fights with Kamaru Usman.

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