In the latest in a series of video blogs leading up to his fight at UFC 127 with Jorge Rivera, Michael Bisping reveals a minor recurrence of a previous staph infection has been interfering with his training.

“I had to skip this morning’s training. Bit of a problem with my elbow, had to go and see the doctor, get a blood test done. Some of you might have seen a while ago on Twitter – I had a staph infection. It’s kind of flared up a little bit again. There’s not a lot to see, but it’s pissing me off a bit, it’s quite sore.”

Luckily for the Brit, who stars in the co-main event of the show in Sydney, Australia, it won’t stop him from fighting.

“It’s no biggie though, the fight’s still six weeks away so that ain’t going to be a problem come fight time.”

Meanwhile Bisping reveals that he’s just signed a new deal with clothing company Affliction, and he notes that former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez will be training with him at the Wolfslair gym soon.

Check out the full video blog below.