Anderson Silva Would Like To End His Career With Conor McGregor Superfight
Anderson Silva is on a cold streak at the moment, with only one victory in his last 6 fights. Yet, he will be remembered forever as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. “The Spider” was UFC Middleweight champion eleven times in a row. His title reign lasted an amazing 2,457 days, which is an absolute record! The Brazilian is also the owner of the longest winning streak in the history of UFC, with a score of 16!
Yet, Anderson Silva is aware he can’t fight forever. The 43-year-old Brazilian legend knows his career will end soon. Silva plans to enter the Octagon three more times. (h/t MMAMania.com)
“I have three more and then it’s done,” Silva said during a recent media day (via MMA Fighting). “It’s over.”
Silva doesn’t want to waste his matches on random opponents. He’d like to face big names instead. Anderson Silva is especially interested in a superfight against the former two-division champion Conor McGregor.
“At this point in my career, I believe that the good challenge is the superfight. I talk to [UFC president] Dana [White] about Georges St-Pierre, about McGregor, about McGregor especially because McGregor is a challenge, this fight. I just talk to Dana a lot about the fight that’s very interesting, fight to this guy. Because he’s an amazing fighter and a legend in this sports and let’s go see. That’s a good game, superfights, and it’s very interesting for my fans.”
“The Spider” even fought at UFC Light Heavyweight division few times, so he is a big Middleweight competitor. He’d hardly drop to 170 pounds.
But Anderson Silva says he is interested in a Catchweight (180-pound) clash with “The Notorious”.
“I believe 180 is good for me and McGregor. So I just wait because I don’t control this. This is the question for Dana but maybe that this is an amazing fight for the fans.”
The Brazilian believes Georges St-Pierre “keeps running away from him and accepts only easy fights”. He thinks his match against French-Canadian superstar won’t come to fruition.
But there are few problems with Conor McGregor superfight, despite it sounds perfect on the paper. First, the Irishman has a big size and weight disadvantage. The second, Dana White would have to offer a lot of money to UFC “cash cow”. And finally, nobody has ever fought in the 180-pound division!
Anderson Silva is slated for the match versus Israel Adesanya at UFC 234, on February 19, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. The Brazilian took that fight seriously. He trains hard with Alex Pereira, the only man who put “The Last Stylebender” to sleep!
What do you think, will Anderson Silva Vs Conor McGregor come to fruition? It would be a great way for Silva to end his career!