Middleweight star Michael Bisping is out of Nov. 14's UFC 193 card in Melbourne. "The Count" announced Wednesday on "UFC Tonight" that he'd suffered an elbow injury that will require surgery to repair.
"I apologize to everybody who bought tickets, to the UFC, to [scheduled opponent] Robert Whittaker for pulling out of the fight," Bisping told FS1 viewers.
"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."
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Bisping has won two straight fights and three of his past four. The 36-year-old former TUF champion last fought and won July 18 via split decision over Thales Leites.
UFC 193's main event remains intact, as does its co-main event. Ronda Rousey headlines the Australian card with a bantamweight title defense against Holly Holm. In the co-main event, strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her strap against Valerie Letourneau.
Mark Hunt and Antonio "Pezao" Silva also will lock up in a rematch of their classic 2013 five-round majority draw.