Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre get in heated altercation after UFC 217 press conference

The two fighters had to be separated backstage in Toronto

Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre had to be separated at the UFC 217 press conference when things got a little physical during the customary face off, but the altercation continued after the fighters returned backstage.

In a video captured by TMZ, Bisping confronted St-Pierre, who attempted to shove him after they came nose-to-nose during the stare down as UFC president Dana White did his best to keep them separated.

While the incident hyped up their fight on Nov. 4 in New York, Bisping was not happy that St-Pierre put his hands on him as they engaged in the face off at the press conference.

“Georges, you put your hands on me that means you’ve got a f–king problem,” Bisping said as he charged towards St-Pierre backstage. “Keep your f–king hands to yourself, pal.”

“F–k off man,” St-Pierre said in return. “F–k off, you’re the one who put your hands on me. Don’t touch me. I’m not afraid of you.”


Security quickly intervened to keep the fighters separated but they continued to jaw back and forth with each other for quite some time before Bisping finally exited the backstage area.

While St-Pierre isn’t typically known for getting into fiery confrontations with his opponents, it’s clear he’s not a big fan of Bisping or his tactics leading into this fight.

It should certainly make for an interesting showdown when they finally clash at UFC 217 on Nov. 4 in New York.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.