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UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping today called a recently filed lawsuit “completely inaccurate” and added he’s “not losing any sleep over it whatsoever.”

Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) commented on the matter today after reports emerged Wednesday of the legal action filed Monday after an alleged incident in July at a 24 Hour Fitness gym franchise in Southern California.

“It is completely inaccurate; it is not factual,” he told reporters during a media call in support of his pay-per-view middleweight title fight against ex-champ Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) at UFC 217, which takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“Of course, he’s filed papers. I haven’t been served, but I’ve heard about this. But no distraction, mate.”

Antonio Georgakopoulos, 19, claims Bisping grabbed him by the throat for taking his weights, calling him a “little punk” and “idiot” while also declaring, “You don’t know who I am.”

Police found insufficient evidence to file a criminal claim against Bisping, but that hasn’t stopped Georgakopoulos from a civil claim against the fighter, the UFC, UFC owners William Morris Endeavor, as well as 24 Hour Fitness in California.

UFC President Dana White dismissed the suit during an interview today with the “RQMS” podcast.

“I’m sure it’s that typical (expletive) who opens his mouth at the (expletive) gym, and then Bisping goes over and — I don’t know what Bisping did to him, but now he wants to sue Bisping,” he said. “You should have shut your (expletive) face in the first place. (Expletive) embarrassing. You’re a clown. Guys like him are a (expletive) embarrassment.

“You got some meathead saying, ‘Hey, that’s my bench’ and trying to act like a (expletive) tough guy in the gym. Yeah, he’s such a tough guy he’s suing Bisping now.”

First and foremost on the British champ’s mind is his upcoming fight against St-Pierre, who returns after a four-year layoff to vie for the middleweight belt.

St-Pierre, once the UFC’s top PPV draws, is expected to draw strong numbers for the promotion. In one recently released event poster, he dwarfs Bisping in size (via Twitter):

The fight, however, hasn’t impressed all of the combatants on the fight card. On Wednesday, UFC bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), the night’s co-headliner opposite ex-champ T.J. Dillashaw (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC), declared his fight the real attraction driving interest in the event.

But Bisping shot down that opinion.

“Yeah, listen: I’ve never paid to watch somebody that’s the size of my leg in my life,” he said. “Cody needs to spend less time plucking his eyebrows and more time living in the real world, because it ain’t the main event, simple as that. So he can (expletive) dress it up however he wants, Cody. I love Cody. Cody’s awesome – he’s an amazing fighter. But don’t talk (expletive) about me, pal.”

For more on UFC 217, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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