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Anderson Silva would like to fight Conor McGregor at catchweight

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Anderson Silva expressed a desire to take on Conor McGregor, and to rematch Nick Diaz and Michael Bisping.

Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva
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Conor McGregor might need to bulk up again, because former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, has set his sights on him. In an interview with Combate, Silva revealed he would like to take on "The Notorious", as he believes he would be a good challenge for him. Plus, he would also like to rematch Nick Diaz and Michael Bisping.

"That's a challenge I would like to do. I've never asked to fight anybody, but I would like to test my martial arts skills against Conor McGregor. I would like that and a rematch with Nick Diaz and Michael Bisping. I think McGregor is a great striker, but he didn't do very well in his last fight because he played into Nate Diaz's game and that's really hard. The Diaz brothers have a lot of gas. You have to respect him, the loss to Diaz doesn't diminish his career at all.  These are the fighters I would like to fight. McGregor, Diaz and Bisping because that fight did not end nicely."

Even though there's a huge weight gap between McGregor and Silva, "The Spider", who hasn't fought at welterweight since his Pride days, said he's willing to meet him in a catchweight bout.

"We could do a catchweight. He said we would fight anybody, anywhere. I think a catchweight would be interesting for the sport, for me and for him."

But before thinking about McGregor, Silva will meet Uriah Hall at UFC 198, on May 14, in his hometown of Curitiba. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic.