UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping turned up unfashionably late to his press conference with the returning Georges St-Pierre on Friday, and the Brit seemed a little rough from the night before.
“No one gives a fuck,” Bisping said when he stormed onto the stage and interrupted GSP at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena. “No one gives a fuck, Georges.”
‘The Count’ then apologized for being late, and St-Pierre questioned whether he’d been partying too hard in Vegas in the early hours of Friday morning.
Bisping fired back, telling the former welterweight champion to “go back to fu**king Canada”.
Bisping, 38, will defend his 185-pound title against St-Pierre later this year, perhaps in July, as UFC president Dana White alluded to at the press conference. No venue or event has been announced.
Bisping, who seemed a little more animated than usual, initially denied being drunk but later told GSP that he’d been drunk his entire career.
“Why is the onus on me being fu**ing drunk?” Bisping snapped at St-Pierre. “What’s that got to do with anything? I’ve been drunk throughout my entire fu**ing career. Dana will testify to that. “Why does that make this fight any fu**ing different? Why does that matter? I’m English. I’m in fu**ing Vegas.”
The Lancastrian then challenged St-Pierre to a fight at the press conference.
“When is the fight, Georges? When is the fight? When do you want to fight?” Bisping said, per MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn. “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, who hasn’t fought since he defended the 170-pound title against Johny Hendricks in 2013, laughed at Bisping’s challenge.
“You don’t scare me one bit,” the former champ said. “Not one bit.”
While no official date has been confirmed for the bout, White told reporters that he “would love to see this fight happen on international fight week” in the Summer.
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