Anderson Silva to Conor McGregor: “I’ll fight you when and wherever”
Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor expressed interest in a matchup with former middleweight champion Anderson Silva earlier this week.
“I would be interested in an Anderson Silva bout,” McGregor told ESPN.com. “I swear to God. Anderson is a legend in the game. What’s the difference between him and Georges (St-Pierre)? Same damn thing. I’m going to do fights that interest me or have meaning.”
The Brazilian issued a response today, telling “The Notorious” that he’s all in on the matchup.
“It would be a great honor to test myself for “fighting” with Conor McGregor. He is an eclectic fighter, and has already proven that he has to be respected. Let’s make this happen! The UFC wants super fights, I’m sure fans from all 4 corners of the world want to see this fight.
I professionally believe it would be awesome to test my martial skills with a fighter like Conor Mcgregor a real super fight! Now he is focused on his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, after this fight I am ready for this challenge! When and wherever he wants.”