Ahmed Abdirzak, the alleged victim who claimed Conor McGregor stole and broke his cellphone isn’t getting any sympathy from another former UFC champion. The former UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping chimed in on his Believe You Me podcast regarding the incident and feels the fight fan is blowing things out of proportion.
“Look at Kanye West outside LAX,” Bisping said. “Kanye West grabbed someone’s camera and smashed it up. He never got arrested, though. So this guy’s – I’ll just say this guy’s a bit of a f—king dick, to press charges. He’s a very, very recognizable famous person. And by the way, I’m not jumping to his defense, (I’m) just being real. He has to deal with this shit on a daily basis, it must drive him up the f—king wall. And who knows?
“I read in the article that it was 5am in the morning. You’re coming in, you’re a bit pissed,” Bisping continued. “You don’t want a picture of you looking a bit drunk at 5am all over the place. You’re like ‘No, buddy, I’m sorry. I’d appreciate it if we didn’t do a picture. Sometimes, you’re not f—king camera ready, because you know that’s going on Instagram, it’s gonna do the rounds, and they’re gonna show the mates. Sometimes, you’re just like ‘You know what, I’d rather just shake your hand, and have a conversation with you for five minutes, and have a real connection. I’m sure that would be more worthwhile for you. But everybody wants it for the ‘gram. It’s all about Instagram, they want to get that picture. And he flipped. He lost his f—king temper and he grabbed the phone and smashed it. It’s not a big deal. It really, really isn’t.”
Michael Bisping can relate to Conor McGregor and says he’s felt the same way with some fans.
“Some people, they do push it, though. Some people f—king push it, they do,” Bisping said. “I’ve had them with the cameras, filming you and stuff, and you’re like ‘Alright, dude. Put the camera away. What are you doing?’ And they won’t listen, they won’t learn. He did what I wanted to do. Sometimes, I wish I could take someone’s phone and smash it on the f—king floor. So fair play to him.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/14/2019.