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Thursday, 11/21/2013, 07:53 am

Micheal Bisping Cleared To Return To Training, Eyes March or April Return

UFC middleweight Micheal Bisping has been dealing with a detached retina, an injury that scrapped his main event matchup against Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30.

Bisping went on UFC Tonight on Wednesday and said he has been cleared to return to training by his doctor, and is planning on a return to competition in March or April.

“I was at the doctor’s this morning,” Bisping said. “They gave me the green light to start proper training again. I’ve been running and lifting weights for a while. Now I can get back in the MMA gym.”

“He actually said ‘call the UFC and book a fight; you’re definitely going to be able to fight around March or April of next year,’” Bisping added.

An opponent that has been eyeing a fight with Bisping is Tim Kennedy, who recently scored a first round knockout against Rafael Natal at UFC Fight For The Troops 3.

Bisping isn’t too high on a fight with Kennedy, and said “myself personally, I’d like someone a little higher up the ladder, someone in the top five maybe,” but he added “I’ve never turned down an opponent once. I’m certainly not going to start with Tim Kennedy. If that’s who the UFC want me to fight, I’ll happily fight him.”

Bisping said his plan is still to get to the championship, but would like to fight someone like Lyoto Machida or Jacare Souza in his return fight.

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