Friday afternoon, during their special press conference in Las Vegas, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre exchanged quite a few heated words.
Bisping kicked off the press conference by showing up late, before making a grand entrance complete with several expletives, Conor McGregor style. After being told by a frustrated Dana White to take his seat, Georges St-Pierre took aim at the middleweight champ:
“I think Vegas got the best out of you unfortunately,” St-Pierre said. “I think you should shut up you are embarrassing yourself right now. Are you still drunk right now? What is going on with him? What is happening with you? My God. Are you healthy. Are you OK?”
This then prompted quite the response from Bisping, who quickly escalated the verbal warfare to an entirely new level:
“I’m going to get the (expletive) best out of you so shut the (expletive) up,” Bisping said. “I’ll go on an all night (expletive) bender and still beat you pal. I won’t even train. Look at the state of you, ya old (expletive) midget.”
“Georges, listen, while you were away because you were so scared of everybody taking steroids, I was man enough to still be fighting those guys,” Bisping said. “You went away. You went and (expletive) chased aliens. I don’t know what you did. No one gives a (expletive) where you were or what you did. Coming back, the sport is a different place. Game over.”
“When is the fight Georges? When is the fight? When do you want to fight?” Bisping asked. “I’ll fight right now. That’s the difference between you and me. I’m a real fighter. You’re an athlete, and good for you. You’re a very, very good athlete, but you’re an athlete. I’m a fighter. Fact.”
GSP then fired back with a short & sweet comment of his own, saying:
“You don’t scare me one bit,” St-Pierre said. “Not one bit.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/4/2017.