Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping stared off at the end of a press conference in Sao Paolo on Thursday. A simple staredown happens all the time in the UFC, but this one nearly came to blows.
I've never understood this kind of grandstanding. They will have their chance to put their hands on each other in two short days, as the main event of UFC of FX 7. For Bisping, it's a chance to get a step closer to the UFC middleweight title shot that has long eluded him. Why not wait and use all that aggression in the cage?
Of the fracas, Bisping responded with, "HE STARTED IT."
He touched my face so I pushed it away and he put it back a little aggressively, then he started shouting,... who's the hooligan now eh? Lol
— michael (@bisping) January 17, 2013