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Michael Bisping says he'd 'snap Conor McGregor's neck'

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Conor McGregor might be known as the king of trash-talking in the UFC, but recently crowned Middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn't too far behind in the stakes.

The Englishman is known to have handed out some dressing downs in his time and, like The Notorious One, is no stranger to drawing controversy in an interview.

And Bisping might get to feel the full force of a McGregor put down in the not too distant future after his confident, and slightly graphic, description of what he'd do to the Irishman were the two ever to fight:


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"Listen, a long time ago I had a bird that annoyed me and the bird had to go," the Middleweight champ told The Daily Star this week. "The bird's neck was snapped. I would also snap Conor McGregor's neck in a similar fashion."

A fairly brutal assessment from Bisping, for sure. However, even the most ardent McGregor fan might have to admit the Dublin native would struggle against his English peer for one simple reason; Bisping usually fights a full 30-40 pounds heavier than McGregor:

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"Conor is about as high as this couch, and I'm a grand specimen - I'm 6'2 of prime British beef," the 37-year-old boasted.

"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."

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McGregor has spent the majority of his UFC career fighting at Featherweight and when he did bulk up to take on Nate Diaz at 170 lbs earlier this year, it ended in his first defeat in the promotion.

Bisping, on the other hand, is a regular at 185. Even if the Irishman were regarded as the more talented of the two title holders, the Englishman's weight and height advantage would make it a near impossible task for McGregor.

While a Bisping vs McGregor bout is the stuff of dreams, both fighters have their own big plans ahead.

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McGregor is once again attempting to prove he can compete, and win, at 170 as he prepares for his Diaz rematch this August. Meanwhile, Bisping is sitting pretty at the top of the Middleweight division and is currently negotiating his next opponent.

With talk that Georges St-Pierre could come out of semi-retirement to face him, it remains to be seen whether the English fighter will be quite as confident when discussing his chances of beating GSP.

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