This is pretty disturbing.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Michael Bisping is a man that never really received the proper respect from some members of the MMA community, but he is a guy that has taken on the likes of Anderson Silva, Luke Rockhold, and Dan Henderson. He did so with having just one eye.
On a recent episode of the “Believe You Me” podcast, the 40-year-old discussed why he always used to wear sunglasses when he 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.
“My vision (in my right eye) was pretty much non-existent since 2013,” he revealed during an interview with MMA Junkie this year. “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.
“People always say: ‘How did you fight with only one eye?’ And I always say: ‘With great (expletive) difficulty!'”