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Anyone who's ever spent more than an hour at a gym will tell you it can get pretty frustrating. People don't clean up after themselves, both sweat and trash. People take your weights/machine if you walk away for a second. People group up and hang out around machines you want to use... but are being used as chairs. All of this is usually manageable, that is, if your career doesn't rely on it.
All of this boiled over for Michael Bisping back in July. The UFC Middleweight Champion was at a 24 Hour Fitness in Anaheim California when he grabbed a "gym rat" by the throat and nearly strangled him unconscious.
According to the suit, Bisping "went crazy" when Antonio Georgakopoulos took his weights without asking during a workout. Antonio claims that Bisping called him several names like "little punk" and "idiot" during the scuffle. He also claims that he was just about to lose consciousness before another lifter intervened and broke it up. The suit is including assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and more. The cops were called, but all charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
I know it's not right that Bisping got physical with him, but part of me relates with him. It's really easy to overreact when your blood is flowing, body overheated and hormones raging. I've wanted to do the exact same thing several times, though haven't acted on it. This guy most-likely wouldn't have created the suit if it weren't for Bisping's success.