It’s been almost a year since the world learned that Kourtney Kardashian is dating Younes Bendjima.

There have been rumors of Younes and Kourtney getting engaged, but the consensus amongst those who know the couple best seems to be that they’re just enjoying one another’s company and keeping things casual.

But that doesn’t mean Kourtney’s ornery ex Scott Disick is okay with the arrangement.

These days, of course, Disick is dating Sofia Richie and indulging in the bender to end all benders.

(Literally, as friends are reportedly worried that Disick is drinking himself to death.)

So it may seem that he has too much on his plate to be concerned with what Kourtney has going on in her personal life.

But apparently, those who know him best believe Scott’s drinking and carousing are part of a misguided attempt to capture Kourtney’s attention and eventually win her back.

It’s a strategy that might only make sense in Scott’s booze-addled brain, but in a sense, it’s sort of almost working.

It seems Scott is forever the elephant in the room in Kourtney and Younes’ relationship–an unacknowledged presence that may or not be preventing the couple from taking their relationship further.

So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Younes is fed up with Scott’s desperate need for attention and is now making it clear that Disick would do well to keep his distance.

“Younes isn’t scared of Scott Disick at all, in fact, he pities him more than anything,” a source close to the Kardashian family tells Hollywood Life.

“Younes has never met Scott in person, but he certainly isn’t afraid of doing so,” the insider adds.

“Younes thinks that Scott is nothing but a bully and he hates the way that he treats Kourtney.” 

As a 24-year-old former boxer, Bendjima rightfully believes he would have no trouble making short work of the considerably older and perpetually-besotted Disick.

“Younes is not a guy that likes to fight, but if it came to it and Scott squared up to him he would have no problem, and going by his age, size, and general fitness, Younes would pulverize him,” the source continued.

“However, Younes would rather just ignore the subject of Scott, he realizes that he’s the father of Kourtney’s children so therefore he will always be around, but Younes would really like to limit any interaction between himself, Kourtney, and Scott.”

Sounds like Scott should probably heed Bendjima’s warning and lie low for a spell.