On Wednesday night, during an episode of UFC Tonight, UFC veteran Michael Bisping announced he had suffered an elbow injury in training camping, forcing out of his UFC 193 contest against Robert Whittaker.

“I apologize to everybody who bought tickets, to the UFC, to Robert Whittaker for pulling out of the fight,” Bisping stated. “But, it’s still going to be an amazing show. I’m just annoyed that I’m not going to be there to be a part of it.”

Bisping (27-7), winner of season 3 of The Ultimate Fighter, was most recently seen extending his win streak to two straight with a unanimous decision win over Thales Leites at UFC Fight Fight Night 72. Prior to this victory earned a hard-fought decision win over C.B. Dollaway at UFC 185 in April.

Whittaker (14-4), winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes, has been on a tear since make the leap to 185-pounds. In his two most recent bouts, the Australian scored knockouts over Clint Hester and Brad Tavares. He previously competed as a member of the UFC’s welterweight division, earning a record of 3-2.

UFC 193 is currently set to take place on Nov. 14 at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. A women’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Ronda Rousey and former Boxing champion Holly Holm will serve as the main event.

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  • Giovanny Gallardo

    Bisping keeping it safe so he can fight the spider in curatiba should be a good match