The bad blood is really beginning to boil between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former welterweight king Georges St-Pierre. As the two mainstream stars gear up for their main event scrap at UFC 217 on Nov. 4 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, the animosity between both men is undeniable, even behind the scenes.
Following UFC 217’s press conference earlier today (Fri., Oct. 13, 2017) in Toronto (full video replay here), Bisping and St-Pierre got into a very intense verbal clash off stage. The action can be seen above courtesy of TMZ Sports.
“If you put your hands on a man, that means you got a f*cking problem,” Bisping said in response to GSP touching him during the press conference staredown. “Keep your f*cking hands to yourself, pal. I will knock you f*cking out right now.”
It didn’t take long for St-Pierre, who has been slowly gaining confidence on the microphone, to respond with his own onslaught.
“I’m not afraid of you, I don’t give a damn,” GSP said. “I will break you, man. I will break you. … Touch me again, I’m gonna break you.”
When was the last time you heard St-Pierre drop the F-bomb? Maybe never, which is an indication that Bisping may be getting under the Canadian’s skin entering their high stakes superfight at UFC 217.
“You little f*cking nerd,” Bisping said. “Look at you, look at the state of you. You don’t do f*ck all, man. You won’t do a f*cking thing. I’ll break your f*cking jaw.
“Don’t try and act tough, because it doesn’t suit you. You look stupid.”
Luckily for fight fans, this verbal battle will spill over into the Octagon in just a matter of three weeks. If St-Pierre is going to have any chance to move up to 185 pounds and defeat Bisping after a four-year hiatus he’s going to have to check his emotions at the door.
If he doesn’t, and continues to get wrapped up in these verbal altercations with the champion, St-Pierre may be in serious trouble come fight time.
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