During yesterday’s open workout for UFC 152 in Toronto, Canada, main card middleweight Michael Bisping threw a heckler out of the gym. The above video uploaded by a fan in the crowd depicts the whole event.
Bisping later claimed in an interview on Fuel TV that he had tossed the heckler because his boxing coach and pad holder was angered by the intrusion. The video of the incident seems to back up Bisping’s assertion, as the coach is the first one to be distracted by the commentary from the crowd.
The Count has earned a reputation for being a spikey figure in the UFC. However, the crowd reaction when Bisping demanded the heckler leave was one of thunderous applause.
Bisping will face Brian Stann this Saturday on the main card of UFC 152. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight title tilt between champion Jon Jones and unlikely challenger Vitor Belfort.