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Michael Bisping and Jorge Masvidal's UFC 217 verbal sparring turns ugly

Masvidal vs. Bisping

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Even though they aren't fighting at Saturday's UFC 217, middleweight champion Michael Bisping and welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal got into a verbal confrontation waiting for elevators, marred by a gay slur uttered by Masvidal.

Captured on video below, you'll see the two arguing profanely back and forth with Bisping saying Masvidal is "trash" and that he'll lose Saturday. Masvidal responds in kind and as Bisping gets onto the elevator, you hear Masvidal clearly say "f*ggot" to him. 

The two have had heat stemming from a confrontation prior to UFC 213 earlier this year.

This comes a day after UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor apologized for his own gay slur slip up after teammate Artem Lobov lost at UFC Gdasnk and just over a month after heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum apologized for a similar comment to now-interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson at a press event. 

On Saturday in New York City, Bisping is scheduled to defend the title against the returning Georges St. Pierre in the main event while Masvidal is scheduled to face Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson on the main card.