Anderson Silva again surprised everyone by announcing his intention to face Conor McGregor in one of the last fights of his career. Silva made this announcement during an interview with TMZ. “Spider” faces Jared Cannonier at UFC 237, this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.
“Interesting the fight for the sport and for the fans. Conor and I accept the challenge and we are waiting for the opportunity. Come on Dana, from that show to the UFC fans, “asked Anderson, who tried to imply the magnitude of that fight. “Two great men, two great names. It would be great money for you, it ‘s a good challenge for me and Conor,” said Anderson.
At 44, Anderson does not think about retiring. Despite having a negative record in his last seven fights, the former middleweight champion showed great level.
“I have some fights in front of me. I’m training hard for them. I’m going to finish my contract before I retire. It’s three or four fights, “Silva concluded.
In his last fight, Silva faced the current interim middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, who is a recognized fan of the Brazilian. The fight was taken by Israel by unanimous decision.
Although he lost that fight, Anderson closed his mouth to several critics who said it was an easy fight for the young champion .
The fight with McGregor will depend only on the UFC. “Spider” declared himself an admirer of the Irishman, the former two-division champion, at a time rarely seen, showed consideration and respect for the Brazilian.
Silva , is currently ranked 14th in the ranking. His rival, Jared Cannonier is in the 10th, a victory could bring him back to the top 10 of the division.
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