Nick Diaz wants to fight Michael Bisping, but not for the UFC middleweight title?

By Russell Ess - June 24, 2016

Another name has dropped on the list of opponents for the new UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

Bisping opened up on his radio SiriusXM show “The Countdown” about recently hanging out with another big UFC draw that has been out of the loop with a suspension, but will be eligible to fight again in August.

“I’ll tell you something as well, another possible opponent that hasn’t been spoken about, and I was with him a couple of nights ago in New York. I bumped into him in New York and we got talking. Nick Diaz. Yeah, he’s like, ‘Man, we should fight, we should fight.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m down to fight you no problem.’ And then he says, ‘But we have to do it at 178.’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean 178?’ Yeah, yeah, he said we do a catchweight at 178. I’m like, ‘Let’s just do 185.’ He’s like, ‘Nope. 178.’ So anyway, I had a good time with Nick, by the way, we had a couple of drinks and hung out, he’s a good dude.”

When asked why Diaz wouldn’t want to fight for the UFC middleweight title, Bisping did not ask him at the time.

“For sure. I don’t know, he didn’t elaborate and to be honest I’d had a couple of drinks, so I didn’t really think to ask the question. He definitely wanted to fight at 178, which is kind of a curious weight. But there you go, there’s another potential name.”

What do you think about a non-title catchweight bout between Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz? Share your thoughts on the fight in the comments!

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