Conor McGregor has responded to Anderson Silva’s call out for a massive showdown, which the mixed martial arts legend suggested to be at 177.37 pounds.
Days after ‘The Notorious’ named the Silva as the greatest fighter of all-time, the 45-year old fighter issued a challenge to the former-two-weight champion for a ‘historic’ super fight.
“I have a huge admiration for the great athlete that Conor is and I believe this superfight would be something historic for the sport, neither of us has anything else to prove,” Silva wrote on Instagram.
“I believe UFC and (MMA) fans would like to watch this great martial spectacle, testing my martial skills against him would be fantastic.”
— MMA On Point (@OnPointMMA) May 28, 2020
The UFC, though, is unlikely to pursue the matchup as the former middleweight champion would be too big for McGregor and has scored only one win in the past eight outings.
However, the Irishman said he is willing to share the cage with the MMA legend, accepting Silva’s challenge to a super fight.
I accept. https://t.co/HYqF132EvZ
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 28, 2020
Last year, McGregor hinted about a potential clash with Silva, saying “Anderson is one crafty, crafty Martial Artist. You only develop these methods through years of hard fought experience. Phenomenal performance. The crafty veteran. Big respect always. It would be an honor!”
‘The Spider’ has also called out McGregor in the past as he wants to test his skills against the former two-division champion.
Ahead of McGregor’s lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Silva said: “The UFC wants superfights, I’m sure fans from all over the world want to see this fight.”
“Professionally, I believe it would be incredible to test my martial arts abilities with a fighter like Conor McGregor in a true superfight. He’s focused on fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov now, after this fight I’m ready for this challenge. When and where he wants.”
— MMA mania (@mmamania) May 28, 2020
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ Conor McGregor and Anderson Silva)