Michael Bisping retained his UFC middleweight title after a unanimous decision victory over Dan Henderson at UFC 204. However, it could have all been very different for the Englishman.
With less than a minute remaining in the first round, Henderson threw an overhand right that caught Bisping so cleanly it sent the champion sprawling on the canvas.
For a few moments, it looked as if the fight was over as Henderson followed up with several more shots as Bisping struggled on the ground. However, the champion somehow survived the onslaught, managed to get back to his feet and make it through the round.
This missed follow up shot after the first knockdown… Hendo punched the ground so hard, I heard it thru the crowd. pic.twitter.com/PBgXO4RlqN
— esther lin (@allelbows) October 9, 2016
As the 37-year-old recovered in the corner, an incredible moment was caught on camera showing just how much damage Henderson’s infamous ‘H-Bomb’ had done to the champion.
As his team mended his severely swollen face, Bisping asked his coach ‘what did he did me with?’ showing that the Englishman had no recollection of the vicious right that he had just been a victim of.
Check out the moment in question in the two clips below;