Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor is less than a week away from fighting UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in what is said to be the biggest fight in the history of UFC. Even though the fight is few days ahead, it seems that the 30-year-old lightweight has his sights on even more significant match-ups as he called for a fight against former middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Conor McGregor appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show and gave his views:
“Anderson Silva would be a great one, what is he at!
“I don’t know why, Anderson Silva is a legend of the game, surely he wants a bit of cash.”
”I would be interested in an Anderson Silva bout. I swear to God. Anderson is a legend in the game. What’s the difference between him and Georges? Same damn thing. I’m going to do fights that interest me or have meaning.”
Both McGregor and Silva have similar views on fighting each other, back in 2017, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Anderson Silva expressed his desire, Conor McGregor. But it was brushed aside by the fans thinking it was a crazy idea.