Anyone can file a lawsuit against anyone in this country, so take whatever allegations levied against UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping in this story with a huge grain of salt.
According to shining beacon of journalism TMZ, some kid has alleged that Bisping roughed him up in a gym because the kid took his weights. And there is a lawsuit, because of course there is.
There are no criminal charges though, so that should give you a good understanding of the degree of actual hot water the champ is in.
UFC champ Michael Bisping is being sued for allegedly choking a man at a 24 Hour Fitness gym in Anaheim back in July … TMZ Sports has learned.
According to the suit, Bisping went crazy on 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 squeeze — cutting off oxygen. 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 claims the Anaheim PD was called to the gym and Bisping was arrested for assault and battery.
But we spoke with the APD — and we were told Bisping was NOT arrested.
We’re told cops took a report and kicked the case over to the City Attorney’s Office — which ultimately determined there was NOT enough evidence to proceed withcriminal charges against the UFC star.
We’re told Bisping complied with the investigation.
Still, Antonio says he’s 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.
We’ve made multiple attempts to reach Bisping’s camp. So far, no word back.