It has emerged this evening that No. 9 ranked UFC middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping (26-6) sustained a cut believed to be below his eye today in training in the lead up to his highly antiscipated UFC Fight Night 55 clash with American Luke Rockhold.

The British slugger took to his Instagram account this evening and had the following to say about his injury:-

“Getting a little treatment on a very minor cut from sparring today. No stitches or anything like that fortunately. But better safe than sorry! Training is going great though. In the best shape of my life and looking forward to the challenge next month.Thanks”

The injury is thought to have occured while Bisping trained at Mark Munoz’s Reign Training Centre in Los Angeles, Califonoa but luckerly for the Manchester native the injury hasn’t ruled him out of his grudge match with AKA trained Rockhold.

UFC Fight Night 55 is live from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia on November 8, 2014 and MMA Plus will keep you updated on news relating to this event as we get it.