Who is aware of if it’ll ever occur, however former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has proposed a 176-pound catchweight bout with former UFC light-weight champion Conor McGregor. McGregor accepted.

Silva had surgical procedure in early Might, so it is not probably that he’d be returning to the Octagon any time quickly, however the 45-year-old has mentioned that he intends to combat out the remained of his UFC contract.

He is teased a combat with McGregor earlier than, but it surely is not the form of problem that Silva would throw out with out wanting to really settle for. McGregor is analogous in that he all the time desires to combat the most important names. 

“I’ve immense admiration for the nice athlete that Conor is and I imagine {that a} tremendous combat would go down within the historical past of the game, neither of us have to show something to anybody,” Silva wrote on Instagram. “I imagine that followers of the UFC and of this sport wish to watch this nice martial arts spectacle, it might be incredible to check my martial arts expertise towards him!!”

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SUPER 👊🏾FIGHT 176.37LBS Tenho uma imensa admiração pelo grande atleta Conor e acredito que um super fight seria algo histórico para o esporte, nem um de nós precisa provar mais nada a ninguém; acredito que os fãs do ufc e do esporte gostariam de ver este grande espetáculo marcial, testar minhas habilidades marciais com ele seria fantástico!! I have immense admiration for the great athlete that Conor is and I believe that a super fight would go down in the history of the sport, neither of us need to prove anything to anyone; I believe that fans of the UFC and of this sport would like to watch this great martial arts spectacle, it would be fantastic to test my martial arts skills against him!!

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McGregor wasted little time in responding. 

“I settle for,” the Irishman wrote on Twitter, captioning a photograph of him and Silva.

“I am afraid of nobody. I will go up and combat at any weight.”

Silva has beforehand fought Nick Diaz and tried for a very long time to get a bout with Georges St-Pierre, although the combat with GSP by no means materialized. Maybe a combat with McGregor will suffice?

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