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Nick Diaz and Michael Bisping discuss potential catchweight collision

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Newly crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champ Michael Bisping has been all over the map lately.

Like a kid in a candy store, "The Count" has found it simply impossible to stay out of the mixed martial arts (MMA) spotlight. This includes his recent finger pointing in the direction of former UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and legendary knockout artist Dan Henderson.

Shoot. Bisping has even gone as far as saying he'd snap the neck of Conor McGregor if the two international champs ever met.

On a recent edition of SiriusXM's "The Countdown," Bisping threw another name into the mix. One that could promote a superfight just as well as any of the other aforementioned MMA stars.

"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," said Bisping. "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."

Interesting. Diaz has fought at Middleweight before, having went five rounds with Anderson Silva back at UFC 183, but he's usually at his offensive best when he's competing at 170 pounds.

"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," added Bisping when asked if he questioned Diaz's strange stipulation. "He definitely wanted to fight at 178, which is kind of a curious weight. But there you go, there's another potential name."

With a belt in hand and a mouth to back it up, Bisping is currently on top of the MMA world. Currently scheduled to complete his 18-month suspension this August dating back to his tilt with Silva in 2015, Diaz is certainly a possible opponent for the Middleweight champion moving forward.

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