Suit Against Bisping Dropped
Over a year after the initial lawsuit was brought, former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping would have a legal issue dropped over an altercation at a 24 Hour Fitness.
In 2018, Antonio Georgakopoulos sued Bisping, 24 Hour Fitness, as well as Bisping’s bosses at the UFC over an altercation between the two men at an Orange County (California) Gym.
The dismissal was filed on April 22nd in Orange County Superior Court, with no comments from either Bisping’s attorney, or Georgakopoulos’ attorney, Gavril T. Gabriel, on a suit that was brought following the police declining to press charges on Bisping.
The suit claimed that Bisping crushed the alleged victim’s windpipe, committing assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other charges.
In a response, Bisping’s lawyers said that Georgakopoulos was not entitled to collect “by virtue of his unlawful, immoral, careless, negligent and other wrongful conduct” and “by his own neglect, unnecessarily enhanced his damages, if any.”
UFC president Dana White stood up for Bisping, calling Georgakopoulos “a typical (expletive) who opens his mouth at the gym… guys like this are a (expletive) embarrassment.”
Georgakopoulos attorney Gabriel vowed to make White pay for those remarks and vowed to hold the promoter accountable.
“From what I’ve read about it so far, there’s many, many contradictions,” Bisping said in his intital response to the suit. “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.”