UFC 217 headliners Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping almost came to blows backstage at Friday’s press conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
After an intense stare down, which “involved some serious trash talk from “The Count”, St-Pierre and the brash Brit would nearly came to blows backstage at The Hockey Hall of Fame.
In the above video you can see and hear just how ugly things got between the UFC 217 headliners.
UFC 217 takes place November 4 live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Michael Bisping will attempt to make his second title defense in the evenings main event when he puts his title on the line against former welterweight kingpin “GSP”.
The UFC middleweight champion of the world, Michael Bisping, was last seen in action at UFC 204 where he scored a hard fought unanimous decision victory over MMA legend Dan Henderson. Prior to that, “The Count” was coming off a first-round knockout victory over Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, which earned Bisping the UFC’s coveted middleweight strap.
As for Georges St-Pierre, “Rush” has not competed since UFC 167 in November of 2013 when he scored a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks, thus retaining his UFC welterweight title in the process.
Following his victory over “Big Rigg”, the Canadian superstar shocked fans by announcing that he would be stepping away from the sport of mixed martial arts.
UFC 217 will serve as St-Pierre’s middleweight debut.
The co-main event of the evening, meanwhile, will pit bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt against a dangerous challenger in former champion TJ Dillashaw. This bout will serve as the crescendo of the pair’s time as opposing coaches on a recent season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Amazingly, that is not where the UFC 217 title fights end. The card will also feature a third title fight, as dominant UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk attempts her sixth-straight defense opposite long-time contender Rose Namajunas.
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