UFC legend Michael Bisping says he'd kick Kurt Zouma in the face if they meet
'Stay out of my way Zouma'
British UFC legend Michael Bisping has issued a severe warning to West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma after footage emerged of him kicking his cat.
Zouma was filmed kicking and slapping his pet cat around his home, footage which his brother, Dagenham and Redbridge's Yoan Zouma, uploaded to Snapchat.
Bisping said that if he ever meets the West Ham player, he will "kick him in the face."
Speaking on his YouTube channel, the former UFC middleweight champion said: “What a f***ing ass****. What a f***ing ass**** simple as that."
“I just don’t understand that. And I know they’ll be people like ‘you liberal p****’ but listen, that’s a f***ing poor, innocent little cat.
“It’s a pet, it’s got feelings.
He continued: “This guy’s got a great life, he’s living in a beautiful house, he’s a professional footballer in the Premier League earning tons of money and he chooses to payback the world, or society, by torturing cats. Come on, what the f***, man.
“F*** Zouma, simple as that and if I see him I’d kick him in the face. Stay out of my way Zouma.”
Bisping is now the second UFC name to call out Zouma, after former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz tweeted that the footballer was a "piece of sh*t," and challenged him to "try to kick me."
If you are so tough mother****er, @KurtZouma, try to kick me.
What a piece of shit. No tolerance for animal cruelty.
— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) February 8, 2022
“Well done, Jan Blachowicz, because I’d like to kick that f***er in the head as well and he deserves it," Bisping said.
“Laughing his head off [as he attacked the cat]… who is he showing off to? Is that his children in the house?
“F*** that guy. He needs a good ass kicking, that’s what he needs,” he finished.
The 27-year-old has since been fined £250,000 by West Ham, donated to animal charities, and the RSPCA has seized both of his cats.
He has also apologised for his actions, saying that the cats are "loved and cherished" by his entire family.
“I also want to say how deeply sorry I am to anyone who was upset by the video,” Zouma said. “I would like to assure everyone that our two cats are perfectly fine and healthy.
“They are loved and cherished by our entire family, and this behaviour was an isolated incident that will not happen again.”
David Moyes has confirmed that the centre back will be available for selection for the Hammers' game at Leicester on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Dagenham and Redbridge have suspended Yoan Zouma.
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