Rumors of UFC middleweight Michael Bisping being knocked out while sparring at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing gym were denied by the fighter and boxing trainer today and yesterday.
Bisping and Roach took to Twitter to clarify that at no time did the fighter spar with one of Roach’s professional boxers and get knocked unconscious.
“I have never been ko’d sparring at wildcard gym, or in sparring ever,” Bisping tweeted.
“Not true,” he wrote.
Bisping added that he has been recovering from eye surgery and hasn’t sparred in a while, further shooting down rumors of his recent knockout.
Rumors began when a blog post by MiddleEasy.com said that Bisping came into the boxing gym and became too aggressive with his sparring partner. Roach, according to the post, then paired Bisping with an unnamed professional boxer. The boxer then knocked Bisping out.
“The Count” is currently scheduled to take on Mark Munoz at an upcoming UFC event in October. Munoz told GRACIEMAG.com’s Choke MMA Show that he felt Bisping would be a good fit for him as a next opponent, and the fight was reportedly booked for Manchester, England days later.