Oh hey, the 24 Hour Fitness guy dropped his lawsuit against Michael Bisping
Remember when that guy claimed Michael Bisping choked him at a 24 Hour Fitness?
Sixteen months after Antonio Georgakopoulos sued Bisping, 24 Hour Fitness, the UFC and just about anyone close to the UFC Hall of Famer, his attorney dismissed the case.
No reason was given for the dismissal, filed with prejudice on April 22 in Orange County (Calif.) Superior Court,. Georgakopoulos’ attorney, Gavril T. Gabriel, didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment. Bisping attorney Oren Bitan also declined comment.
After police declined to file charges against Bisping, the lawsuit was Georgakopoulos’ main hope of recouping on claims of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other charges.
Attorneys for Bisping, 24 Hour Fitness and Endeavor, which owns the UFC, pushed back hard at the SoCal man, who claimed the UFC Hall of Famer crushed his windpipe over a dispute about weights during a workout.
In response to an amended complaint, Bisping’s reps stated 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 even got in the middle of things, calling Georgakopoulos “a typical (expletive) who opens his mouth at the gym and then Bisping goes over. … Should have shut your (expletive) mouth in the first place. (Expletive) embarrassing. You’re a clown. Guys like this are a (expletive) embarrassment.”
Georgakopoulos attorney Gabriel vowed to make White pay for those remarks and vowed to hold the promoter to account.
Bisping called the suit “total bollocks” and said Georgakopoulos’ account was “completely infactual (sic).
“From what I’ve read about it so far, there’s many, many contradictions. 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.”
It appears Bisping’s lack of concern was justified. Now happily retired, the 40-year-old Brit is more impressed by Yoel Romero’s attorneys.
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