Perennial Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Michael Bisping may already be scheduled to fight CB Dollaway at the UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) event on April 25 in Montreal, Quebec, but "The Count" is apparently looking past the No. 11 ranked middleweight to a potential future matchup with Stockton's own, Nick Diaz.
The Englishman was part of the FOX broadcast this past weekend for UFC 183, and Bisping apparently found a new sense of respect for Diaz after his decision loss to former longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva (highlights here).
From his Twitter:
I became a fan of Nick Diaz at the weekend. Interviews him for fox and he was great, plus loved his attitude through the silva fight -1— michael (@bisping) February 2, 2015
After I defeat Dolloway in April Id love to get in the there with Diaz.I think our styles make for a great fan pleasing fight.@danawhite— michael (@bisping) February 2, 2015
Well, wouldn't that be fun!
Unfortunately for Bisping, there is no word whether or not Diaz will return to the Octagon, as the former Strikeforce welterweight champion admitted he is "sick of losing." On top of that, the Englishman needs to be focused on Dollaway heading into his PPV bout in April, and not on a potential bout with Diaz.
Considering both Bisping and Dollaway were finished in their last bouts, via Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida respectively, the top middleweight contenders need a big victory in Canada before calling anyone out.
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