Bisping Sued For Alleged Gym Attack
In a report from TMZ Sports, UFC champ Michael Bisping is being sued for allegedly choking a man at a 24 Hour Fitness gym in Anaheim back in July prior to UFC 214.
The suit filed in Anaheim claims that Bisping allegedly verbally attacked Antonio Georgakopoulos for “taking his weights” without asking during a workout.
Antonio claims Bisping called him all sorts of names including a “little punk” and an “idiot.”
After the verbal tirade, Antonio claims Bisping grabbed him by the throat and began to choke Georgakopoulos. Antonio claims he was about to lose consciousness when another weight lifter intervened and broke it up.
At that point, Bisping allegedly screamed out, “Let’s take this outside.”
Antonio also alleges that claims the Anaheim PD was called to the gym and Bisping was arrested for assault and battery.
The Anaheim Police Department told TMZ Sports that Bisping was in fact not taken in to custody, and that the case was sent to the City Attorney’s office.
The City Attorney’s office claimed there was not enough evidence to proceed with a criminal case against Bisping, and that Bisping complied with the investigation.
Georgakopoulos claims that he has had to see doctors for his injuries, and now suffers from nightmares and anxiety as a result of the alleged attack.
He’s suing for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and more.