Gavril T. Gabriel is the lawyer representing Antonio Georgakopolous in his lawsuit against UFC mainstay Michael Bisping.
Bisping is accused of choking the plaintiff after the plaintiff allegedly took Bisping’s weights at a California gym.
The lawyer is stating that UFC President Dana White should also be accountable for the middleweight champions actions.
“I don’t think Dana White has ever met my client,” Gabriel said at a press conference. “If he did, he’d know those statements are completely false, and his sole purpose is to tarnish his image. Dana White will also be held accountable for his false statements, and not only for allowing Bisping to engage in the conduct that is outlined in the complaint, but encouraging this type of bullying behavior by Michael Bisping.”
White did comment on the lawsuit, calling the plaintiff in the case a “total f*cking p*ssy.”
Thus far, the Bisping has been dismissive of the lawsuit and the lawyer addressed that as well.
“He’s quoted as saying this lawsuit is very tactical,” Gabriel said. “Well, the filing of this lawsuit is not tactical. My client hired me to adjudicate his rights and to ensure justice is served for the wrong that he suffered. Next, he’s not looking for publicity, this being my client. He wants to continue to live his life as a 19-year-old college student, and the last thing he wants is to be in front of a camera. Next, the comment made by Mr. Bisping, and this is via MMAFighting.com, that this lawsuit is ‘total bullocks,’ it’s ‘completely infactual, there are many contradictions, and it’s just not correct,’” Gabriel continued. “If you take some time to read the complaint, you’ll understand that nothing in there is made up, nothing is not supported by witnesses. So I’d encourage everyone to read the complaint and make a decision for yourself.”
There is currently no trial date yet set for the lawsuit, but both parties aren’t expected in court until 2018.