QUEBEC -- World Boxing Council light heavyweight champ Adonis (Superman) Stevenson and contender Tony (The Bomber) Bellew nearly got an early start on their weekend bout as the two battlers scuffled Friday at the weigh-in. Stevenson took exception to Bellew calling him "a pimp." On Thursday, the six-foot-three British boxer had called the five-foot-10 Stevenson "a dwarf." The tension came to a head after the weigh-in -- both clocked in at 175 pounds -- when they did the traditional face-to-face. Bellew apparently gave Stevenson a tap on the head as some of his fans chanted "pimp, pimp, pimp." It was an apparent reference to the 18 months the Haitian-born slugger from Montreal once spent in a Quebec jail on charges of managing prostitutes, assault and uttering threats. The two boxers scuffled and had to be pulled apart. "He put his head on my head, he shoved his head in my nose, so I smashed my head right back in his nose and I told him what I think of him," Bellew said afterward. "Thats all that happened." Stevenson had another version of events. He said Bellew acted out of fear and disarray. "The guy is desperate," Stevenson said. "When I got to the face-to-face, he gave me a hit and I wanted to give him one back. I wanted to rip his head off but my team held me back. I know hes scared, he tries to hide his fear. I saw fear in his eyes." Bellew (20-1-1, 12 knockouts) is competing in his first professional bout outside the United Kingdom. He is a former Commonwealth champion who lost a previous world title attempt by majority decision to WBO champ Nathan Cleverly in Liverpool in 2011. He has won five fights in a row since then. He doesnt mince his words when it comes to his opponent, the only Canadian with a world title from one of the major sanctioning bodies and one of the rising stars of boxing with his devastating punching power. "I think hes a little scrote," Bellew said. "Hes a maggot. I dont like what hes about....The minute I called him a pimp, he exploded. "If you call me a Scouser, Im a Scouser, Im from Liverpool. Thats what a Scouser is. If I call him a pimp, hes a pimp. Thats what hes done. Theres no ifs or buts. Thats what hes done. Thats a fact. Thats not me saying hes this, hes not a nice guy. Thats speculation. I called him what he is. Thats what he was." Stevenson (22-1, 19 knockouts) won the WBC belt and The Ring magazine title as linear champion with a thundering left hook only 76 seconds into his bout with American Chad Dawson in June. The southpaw followed that on Sept. 28 by pounding former IBF champ Tavoris Cloud so badly that the challenger quit after seven rounds. Bellew was in the Bell Centre audience for that one. Bellew became mandatory challenger with a 12-round decision over Isaac Chilemba in May. While Stevenson may call himself Superman, Bellew doesnt see him as a Man of Steel. "I have a better boxing brain than him," he said. 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The 34-year-old welterweight, in his 10th year in the UFC, will walk into the cage for the 15th time Wednesday night when he takes on Australian Kyle Noke in a battle of rival coaches from "The Ultimate Fighter Nations" reality TV show. Englands Michael Bisping, ranked No. 5 among middleweight contenders, faces No. 8 Tim Kennedy in the main event at the Colisee Pepsi. Cote, wearing a Quebec Nordiques cap, received rapturous applause at a public workout Sunday at a Quebec City mall. The five-foot-11 Cote — a native of Rimouski who now lives outside of Montreal — has remade himself into a welterweight, studying nutrition himself to ease the weight cut from 205-210 pounds to 170 pounds. Clearly comfortable in his own skin these days, he credits the people around him for easing his path. He used to work with just a trainer — now he has a team that includes a sports psychiatrist and nutritionist. "I dont do anything by myself now," he said. "I have a specialist in everything. Right now its easier for me to train. I just follow what they tell me to do." Cote (20-8 including 6-8 in the UFC) showed off his flexibility at the workout, bending a leg up like a figure skater. "I feel awesome," said Cote, who spent three weeks in Thailand during his training camp. "For this fight, I feel I have no worries. I have a free mind. Im not nervous at all. Im just going there to do my thing." For Tom Wright, managing director for UFC operations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Cote showed his leadership skills during the six-week taping of the TV show. They already knew he was popular. "Pat was chosen because we also know he has a very strong following here ... And hes been our go-to person on broadcasts." While Cote has been in and out of the UFC as a fighter, he has been ever-present as the organizations French-language commentator. He also is an MMA and boxing analyst on the TVA network. "Not only is he comfortable at it, hes very good at it," said Wright. "He knows his stuff." A trailblazer in Canadian mixed martial arts, Cote has also proved to be a survivor. The former soldier — he served in Bosnia — started his UFC career in the deep end, bumped up a weight class and moved to the UFC 50 main event from the undercard on short notice after light-heavyweight star Tito Ortizs opponent dropped out. At the time, Cotes screensaver just happened to be a shot of Ortiz. Cote lost by decision but acquitted himself well, even wobbling Ortiz at one point — a photo of which replaced the screensaver shot of Ortiz for some time after. Cote lost his next three UFC fights, winning two more outside the organization before being shhunted into Season 4 of "The Ultimate Fighter," which featured fighters looking for a second chance.dddddddddddd The Canadian made into the final, only to lose a chance at a title shot when he was beaten by Travis Lutter. Cote went on to win his next five fights, including four in the UFC, to earn a championship bout against Anderson Silva. He took the Brazilian to the third round at UFC 90 in October 2008 before losing by TKO when he had to quit due to a knee injury. Two knee surgeries followed and Cote did not fight again until May 2010. Back-to-back losses and he was dumped from the UFC again. Cote won four straight outside the UFC to earn his ticket back. He lost a decision to Cung Le but has won his last two outings, dropping down to welterweight last time out in March 2013 to beat Bobby Voelker at UFC 158. Preparation for and taping of the TUF Nations show kept both Cote and Noke on the sidelines. Cote has not fought since Voelker while Noke, who also had to overcome shoulder surgery and a hand issue, has been idle since a November 2012 win over Charlie (The Spaniard) Brenneman. The Brenneman bout was the six-foot-two Nokes first at welterweight. Cote and Noke (20-6-1 including 4-2 in the UFC) were the picture of professionalism during the taping, with no drama between the two. "We understood the superstars of the show were the fighters," said Cote. "We both went into the show with the same mentality of it was more about the fighters than us," echoed Noke, who was a cast member on Season 11 of the show. Cote saw four of his fighters advance to the two finals, meaning that the first Canadian TUF winners will be crowned Wednesday. The Aussies didnt have it easy, however. They had to compete in hostile territory in Canada and had to hit the ground running with no time afforded to recover from jet lag. Noke, 34, is still in Cotes backyard but has no complaints. "A fights a fight, doesnt matter where it is," he said philosophically. Nokes resume famously includes a stint as a security officer for the late Steve Irwin, known as the "Crocodile Hunter." "That was a great experience for me," said the native of Australias Sunshine Coast who now fights out of Albuquerque, N.M. "Something I still look back on now and cant really believe I did. Steve was a great guy, he was a great inspiration to be around "I think he really helped me as well in my fighting. The passion that he showed for everything, he just brought that out around people ... He was a great person, a great motivator for me. Theres no doubt I wouldnt be where I am today if it wasnt for Steve." Away from the cage and the studio, Cote is involved in real estate investments and Kore Fit Living, a sports equipment and nutrition company. During the summer, he likes to spend time on the golf course and on his boat. ' ' '