Michael Bisping Breaks His Silence On Recent Lawsuit For Assault

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is in the midst of readying for the biggest fight of his storied UFC career against GSP at the MSG, in next Saturday’s UFC 217 main event.

He’s also getting sued for assault.

According to a legal complaint, a 19-year-old at 24-hour fitness was choked and threatened by the UFC champion. He’s now seeking damages.

Typically you won’t get a defendant to make a statement to the media involving pending legal matters. But don’t tell the champ that, because he just broke his silence on the allegations during Thursday’s UFC 217 media call.

“The Count” stated, “Total bollocks. There’s your comment.”

“I haven’t even been served with papers. They’re suing the UFC, they’re suing 24-Hour Fitness, they’re suing William Morris Endeavor, they’re suing Michael Bisping. So good luck with that. It’s completely infactual. From what I’ve read about it so far, there’s many, many contradictions. Obviously, it’s a lawsuit, so I don’t want to say too much, but I can just say I’m not losing too much sleep and it’s not correct.”

“You tell me. It happened months ago. It seems very, very tactical. ‘Oh, let’s bring it out a week before the biggest fight of his life.’ Bring some attention to it, perhaps. Look for a settlement. I’m already saying too much. Good job.”

This year’s return trip to Madison Square Garden is proof the UFC can still deliver a stacked mega-card, with all the bells and whistles.

Set to headline next week’s MSG card, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre returns to the Octagon for the first time in over four years. He will face off against the UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the UFC 217 main event, on pay-per-view.

Also on the night’s fight card is a long-awaited title fight between ex-teammates Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillasaw. And a big strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzerjczyk and “Thug” Rose Namajunas.