Add Brazilian legend Anderson Silva to the long list of fighters who like multi-million dollar paydays.
That’s right, Silva says he’d like to fight Conor McGregor. Which isn’t all that surprising – pretty much every fighter on the roster would like to fight McGregor and got the big bucks that accompany the honor. What is surprising is that Silva is a freakin’ giant compared to McGregor, and fought Daniel Cormier in his last fight.
Here’s MMAFighting with the Silva quote:
“I’d like to test myself against Conor because he’s an interesting martial artist,” Silva said during a UFC 208 media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “His stand-up game is an intelligent game. Not because he’s champion now, but for the martial arts challenge. I’d like to see how these stand-up techniques, his and mine, would mix, and how that would go. But not to fight for a belt or anything like that. For the challenge, an interest, that thing about knowing how a fight like this would go.”
“I believe he can make 176, 178 pounds, right? That’s a weight I can get,” said Silva, who mentioned recently that he could get closer to 170 pounds. “We started this work and I got to 174, but we thought it would be better now to do these tests.