Michael Bisping relocated from Clitheroe to California in 2012, but the current UFC middleweight champion has been forced back to the UK to settle a contract dispute at the High Court in London.
The dispute involves Bisping's ex-coach, Anthony McGann, owner of the Liverpool-based Wolfslair gym, who claims that 'The Count' owes him $349k, according to The Daily Star UK.
McGann, who has ties with Liverpool gangster Stephen Clarke, says Bisping didn't pay the full costs of his six-year contract from 2005-11, but Bisping alleges that his former coach forged a new contract to swindle money out of him.
McGann presented the contract to the court, but Bisping said that “the contract I signed was not that big. It was to Wolfslair, not McGann. It’s not the contract I signed. It didn’t even have my name on it – it was a template."
McGann, of course, claims that Bisping signed the contract and agreed to a six-year deal.
The Daily Star reports that Bisping accused McGann 'concocting' the lawsuit with 'fabricated' documents.