Anderson Silva Wants to Face Conor McGregor in Catch-Weight Fight
By FCF Staff
Anderson Silva is scheduled to fight Uriah Hall on May 14th at UFC 198, but the legend is interested in a match-up which would likely be one of his biggest bouts to date.
Recently Silva spoke with the media in advance of UFC 198, which will take place in Curitiba, Brazil. According to a report from MMA Fighting.com, while discussing his future, Silva said he’s interested in facing Conor McGregor in a catch-weight fight. The report says Silva would be willing to cut down to 180 pounds for the bout.
The former middleweight champ went on to say that he wants to fight McGregor because of his “fighting style”, and that “He’s an eclectic, versatile athlete, and I believe his game can surprise many people, like it did already. I think he’s a great fighter and a smart man.”
McGregor is expected to rematch Nate Diaz in a welterweight contest at UFC 200 on July 9th. The latter submitted McGregor earlier this month at UFC 196.