Even when he isn’t scheduled for a fight, Conor McGregor stays a speak of a town.
The UFC lightweight champion has been the subject of contention over a past few months per a intensity quarrel with Floyd Mayweather. Although there hasn’t been any transformation on that front aside from some conversations by a media, McGregor is still anticipating ways to be a subject du jour.
The Irishman that everybody wants to quarrel has now been targeted by UFC fable Anderson Silva, who has left on record saying that he’d adore to get a shot during McGregor before a 41-year-old retires.
Silva spoke on a awaiting of confronting McGregor during a new media call in allege of his UFC 208 showdown with Derek Brunson.
“I have a lot of honour for Conor McGregor given this male altered all in a UFC,” Silva said. “I’m really deferential of Conor McGregor’s style. we consider it’s a good plea for my martial humanities technique. we don’t speak to disregard Conor. It’s usually a plea for myself and for a best standup fighting. we honour Conor, and we consider this would be a good show, a good quarrel for a rest of my life, a rest of my story in a UFC.”
There are dual mitigating factors that would forestall this quarrel from ever happening.
For one, Silva hasn’t strictly won a quarrel given interlude Stephan Bonnar during UFC 153 in 2012. Since then, Silva has left 0-4 with a no competition when he unsuccessful a drug exam after defeating Nick Diaz during UFC 183. He’s been stopped twice by Chris Weidman and mislaid a span of decisions to Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier. With his slide, Silva still enters UFC 208 as a +105 loser to Brunson, according to Sportsbook Review. A feat opposite Brunson would get one of a biggest churned martial artists of all-time behind on track.
However, there’s another cause that becomes a biggest jump in a intensity hitch with McGregor: Weight.
Anderson Silva has campaigned frequently as a middleweight (185 pounds) and mostly moonlighted as a light heavyweight. McGregor is a lightweight champion who started his career as a featherweight and has usually left as high as 170 pounds for dual fights opposite Nate Diaz. McGregor has suggested that he could contest as a middleweight.
“[Expletive] each one of them,” McGregor pronounced during his new pay-per-view interview. “You see Anderson [Silva]? What’s Anderson articulate about? What a [expletive] is Anderson Silva articulate about? He keeps mentioning my name over and over again. Look, I’ll quarrel any one of them. Make certain a numbers are right, make certain a conditions is right. I’ll quarrel any one of them during any given time.”
While McGregor is undoubtedly a tip pull in churned martial arts, a Irishman did have something to contend about a former biggest pull in MMA: Ronda Rousey.
With Rousey’s destiny in doubt after being stopped in a initial turn by Amanda Nunes, McGregor won’t be fasten a march that has been raining on Rousey’s MMA career given her second loyal knockout loss.
“She loses that second one [to Nunes] and people are perplexing to make me celebrate, ‘Now they’ve got nobody,’” McGregor said. “That’s a wrong mindset. we don’t applaud another’s better like that. That’s weak. A diseased particular does that. People were perplexing to applaud when we mislaid who had zero to do with it. That ain’t a pointer of a champion. That ain’t a pointer of a loyal champion, so we couldn’t trust it.”
There are copiousness of options for McGregor if and when he decides to make his lapse to a Octagon, though all we’re going to get from him right now are soundbites.