"I heard that he was having these problems with his eye. And I care about Michael Bisping, a lot. I called him up, and I could just tell by the conversation that he was trying to fast-talk me. I felt like I was talking to a used car salesman, basically telling me that he could fight, that his doctor said he could fight. And I was like, 'Stop, stop; my doctor is going to talk to your doctor and I'm pretty sure you're not gonna fight.' He was flipping out that he wanted this fight so bad. He wanted to fight in Manchester, but no way."
Nice try, "Count," but Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White (via MMA Weekly) wasn't falling for your sales pitch. Probably because Michael Bisping, who was blind in one eye after suffering from a detached retina, couldn't gloss over the results of his vision test, one that forced the longtime middleweight into an eyepatch and off the UFC Fight Night 30 event, which is set to pop off later this month in Manchester, England. The good news is, Bisping can return to fighting in 2014, so he won't have to consider a career at the local auto dealer, which probably wouldn't bear much fruit if he's as bad at selling cars as he is at selling his health. Then again, one man's (vision) loss is another man's gain.