Watch gruesome moment UFC legend Michael Bisping pops out fake eyeball in interview – which he lost during fight career – The Sun

FORMER UFC champion Michael Bisping left viewers in disbelief after popping out his prosthetic eye during a live podcast.

The British MMA legend, 40, was chatting about why he always wore sunglasses on a recent episode of the Believe You Me podcast when he opted to demonstrate why.

With that he popped out the fake eyeball and said: “That's why I used to wear f***ing sunglasses, baby boy!”

It was during a fight with Vito Belfor back in 2013 that he suffered a detached retina in his right eye.

But despite that gruesome injury, the Manchester-born battler still went on to achieve legendary status inside the Octagon as he dethroned title holder Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 and also overcame Anderson Silva on home turf.

Earlier this year he opened up to MMA Junkie about his eye injury, revealing: “My vision (in my right eye) was pretty much non-existent since 2013.

“I was just about able to scrape past the medicals. It was definitely touch and go. I was always terrified of doing a full training camp, then being turned away by the commission doctor.

“It was difficult. To pass the medical test, you've got to have 20-200 vision, which is classed as clinically blind anyway, so it's not very good – it's not a very hard mark to pass. Some days I could, some days I couldn't. But fortunately, I was just able to scrape by.

“People always say: ‘How did you fight with only one eye?’ And I always say: ‘With great f***ing difficulty!’”

Although retiring was never an option after the injury, the fighter did hang up his gloves last year.

H confirmed the news on his own podcast: “So obviously I've teased this for a long time now, I might fight again, I might not. And unfortunately it's not a fight that I'm announcing. I am going to announce my official retirement from mixed martial arts.

“I realised there's no flash going on; it's just my eye, and every time I look left, it flashes. And it still does it now when it's dark.

“It's light now so I can't see it. So I started freaking out, thinking oh my God, I don't believe this, I've got a detached retina in my good eye. I have problems with my bad eye, it doesn't look good, so obviously I was kind of freaking out.

“Great career. That's that. Thank you everybody.”

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