Michael Bisping shared his thoughts on Paulie Malignaggi’s fedora hat he wore to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6 press conference, and it’s safe to say ‘The Count’ is not a fan of it.
Malignaggi wore the hat to press conference for BKFC 6, ahead of his fight with former UFC veteran Artem Lobov. Things at the press conference started to spiral out of control when Malignaggi hit Lobov over the head with a microphone, and then threatened to break Lobov’s teeth and urinate in his mouth.
Speaking earlier this week on his ‘Believe You Me’ podcast, the worst part about the press conference for Bisping was Malignaggi’s fedora hat.
“Don’t get me started on spitting on him,” Bisping said. “Any motherf—ker that shows up wearing a hat like that deserves to die. It’s as simple as that. I’m sorry. You look like an absolute tit. He looks like a villain out of the Dick Tracy movie. You know what I mean? He might as well have had a pinstripe suit on, that big stupid gangsta hat. Oh my god, it did not look good.” (Transcription via MMA News)
Malignaggi’s fight with Lobov will be his first in over two years, having retired from professional boxing after his last fight in March 2017. Meanwhile Lobov made his BKFC debut last month, when he won a decision after a five-round war with fellow former UFC featherweight, Jason Knight.
“I’m sorry, maybe I don’t get it,” Bisping said. “Maybe I’m not Italian from Brooklyn, or whatever the f—k you say Paulie. Maybe that’s their thing, but I’m telling you, you look like a tw-t. And any man that runs around, I don’t care if you’re at the beach, I don’t care if you’re, whatever past time you are taking part in. If you go out wearing a fedora, you are a c—k. Plain and simple.”
BKFC 6: Malignaggi vs. Lobov will take place on June 22nd at the Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa, Florida.