Another day, another Twitter firestorm from Conor McGregor. The Irish superstar this time turned his attentions to Anderson The Spider Silva. The interaction came on the heels of McGregor going to Twitter to address Silva as being the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Of course, McGregor would follow this up with a little bit of self-promotion when he slated himself as the second greatest of all time (for now). Silva would later come out and stir up MMA social media via his Instagram page.
The former UFC middleweight champion proposed a curious catchweight option to the former UFC lightweight/ featherweight champion. A super fight at 176.37 lbs, to be specific. The translation from Silva’s post reads as follows, “I have an immense admiration for the great athlete Conor and I believe that a super fight would be something historic for the sport,” Silva wrote. “Neither of us need to prove anything to anyone; I believe UFC and sport fans would like to see this great martial show, testing my martial skills with him would be fantastic!!”
McGregor responded to the challenge in a succinct and direct fashion:
I accept. https://t.co/HYqF132EvZ
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 28, 2020
McGregor Accepts Silva’s Challenge
Conor McGregor has experience fighting at 145 lbs, 155 lbs, and 170 lbs. This catchweight would represent the highest weight that the Irish superstar has competed at as a pro. There is much discussion over McGregor’s next opponent with options including Nate Diaz, Justin Gaethje, but evidently not UFC welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman. This arbitrary weight limit would represent the lowest weight Silva has competed at in several years. It almost harkens back to The Spider‘s days as a welterweight. Whilst competing for Chute Boxe on the PRIDE circuit.
Nothing is set in stone at all, obviously, but what we do know is that McGregor Accepts Silva’s Challenge. Conor McGregor vs Anderson Silva on Fight Island this summer? Sign me up!
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