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Michael Bisping Out For Five Months With Injury And Requires Surgery [Report]

On Thursday morning, the news broke that Michael Bisping requires knee surgery and will not be able to return to the octagon until May as a result.

With Conor McGregor supposedly in the midst of a ten month lay off as he awaits the birth of his first child, the UFC are in desperate need of stars to headline their pay-per-view events. Michael Bisping is certainly one of these.

Having won the middleweight belt with a shock victory over Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, Bisping went onto defend his title in an enthralling encounter with Dan Henderson at UFC 204.

UFC 204: Bisping v Henderson 2

The 37-year-old was due to take on Yoel Romero early this year as, after winning his no.1 contender’s bout with Chris Weidman at UFC 205, the Cuban immediately called out Bisping. Finishing Weidman in the third round with a vicious flying knee, Romero turned to the champion’s box and shouted: “Hello, Mike. I love you.”

However, with the news now confirmed that Bisping won’t be able to take to the octagon until May at the earliest, it may well be that Romero will have to fight someone else in the interim.

Check out some of the best Twitter reaction to the news below;

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