Following Bisping’s quick, knockout win over Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, the middleweight champ has been fielding questions about facing the likes of Dan Henderson, Georges St-Pierre, and Chris Weidman, as well as the former champ, Rockhold. But, in a recent interview with the Daily Star, Bisping was asked how things would go, if he took on Mr. McGregor.
Here is what the outspoken fighter had to say (quote via MMA Mania):
“Listen, a long time ago I had a bird that annoyed me and the bird had to go. The bird’s neck was snapped. I would also snap Conor McGregor’s neck in a similar fashion. Conor is about as high as this couch, and I’m a grand specimen – I’m 6’2 of prime British beef. Conor is Irish and about 4’2. It wouldn’t even be fair. I doubt you could even get it sanctioned. But Conor for his weight-class is amazing, he is the best, I love him, but come on.”
Now, considering McGregor has yet to win a bout at 170, and has fought at 145 and 155, it’s not surprising to hear Bisping say this. Prior to McGregor’s loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, there was talk of him facing the aforementioned Lawler, and many saw that as a stretch for the Irish star. The argument being that the size and power of Lawler would be too much for McGregor.
The idea of Bisping – McGregor taking place seems pretty, pretty far fetched at this juncture. But then again, who was talking about Georges St-Pierre possibly fighting for the middleweight title a month ago?
In the meantime, McGregor will rematch Diaz at UFC 202 on August 20th in Las Vegas.