The UFC on FX 7 press conference got a little heated today as middleweight challengers Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort nearly came to blows earlier today during the staredown. The two fighters picked at each other for most of the conference but Belfort’s aggressive stance in the staredown only escalated the tension in the room. The UFC released a video of the staredown earlier today.
After the near-confrontation, Belfort yelled at Bisping while the Brit was held at bay by UFC staff members. Bisping would trash the Brazilian in followup interviews attributing the dustup to “‘roid rage”on the hometown fighter’s part.
The two will again face off at tomorrow’s weigh-ins, where the UFC will assuredly have more people on hand to keep the fighters out of a zone of danger prior to their scheduled Saturday meeting.