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Michael Bisping loves Conor McGregor, but would snap his neck in a UFC fight

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Conor McGregor isn't opposed to jumping up a few weight classes in order to test himself against the best mixed martial arts (MMA) has to offer; much like he did at UFC 196 against Nate Diaz in a welterweight fight earlier this year.

And though it didn't go too well for him, suffering a second-round submission loss to the jiu-jitsu ace (see it), it's a testament to Conor's willingness to take on all comers, regardless of size. But would he ever be willing to go up to middleweight to challenge newly-crowned champion Michael Bisping?

It wouldn't be a good idea, according to "The Count," as he tells The Daily Star (via Bleacher Report) that though he loves "Notorious," he would snap his neck rather easily.

"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."

While Conor has boasted about moving up multiple divisions to capture three different titles, a jump up to 185 pounds -- should he ever consider that -- would be a bit much.

The move, however, is a bit more feasible for ex-welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, who recently announced his plans to return to MMA with the intention to challenge Bisping.

Should that bout come to fruition, "The Count" is just as confident he can get the job done, too.

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