Bellew shoved his right arm into Haye's throat as they went head-to-head with security staff having to restore order between the pair, who had come to blows at a press conference before their first fight.
Bellew vowed to end Haye's career in brutal fashion.
Bellew, however, shrugged off the incident, saying: "It was just a little push and shove".
"I feel like everyone wants to see the fat kid get knocked out and put back in his box".
"I just want to punch him".
"The mask comes off on Saturday". I don't need a sports psychologist to tell me the way I was effing and blinding the last time I was in Liverpool was the wrong mindset to have.
He also joked: "I don't think he fancies me in all honesty, why would he fancy a man more ugly than you". Bellew's been trying to win me up and get to me but he can't.
"He pushed me to get a reaction. It was a weak move".
The Londoner has adopted a more measured and respectful approach this time around as he attempts to revive his career in this Saturday's rematch.
Bellew appears to have earned some respect from the Haye maker, with the favourite telling fans that this one will go to the later rounds once again.
"At some point she will say, "Stop it now, I'm not asking anymore, I'm telling you".
While an underdog, Bellew is understandably the A side for the rematch due to the fact that he came out on top last time around. "What matters is that you end on Saturday night".
Believe it or not, I'm in control of this fight, if I do what I'm good at, he vowed with supreme confidence.
Health and age are certainly on the Liverpudlian's side as he looks to KO the Hayemaker with superior quickness, agility, and evasiveness.
In fact the only time Bellew looked really uncomfortable in the fight was when Haye accidentally headbutted him in the 6th.