Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva is calling out Michael Bisping, because “The Count” is now proud owner of the division’s 185-pound title.
But anyone expecting the brash Brit to be the path of least resistance should check with Luke Rockhold on that. Or maybe even Silva, who went down on points to Bisping last February.
Not that said loss didn’t come without its fair share of controversy.
Silva vents on Instagram:
Well, I could give you million reasons to make the fight against Bisping happen, but the truth is that he is afraid. I'm not going to compare myself to others even mention someone else, but in my perspective I believe I have the right to a fight with him once again, because I have won London's fight and a rematch was promised. However, as he was injured by me during the fight, he wouldn't be prepared to fight too soon, then he was ready to replace someone, but not to face me in Brazil, right? You know I lived an unexpected situation having a surgery, but if it wasn't happened I could fight in Brazil. So, I think it's time to show that I'm serious, I've never asked for a rematch with no adversary, but I do want to have an opportunity of a fight with Bisping, I deserve that for everything I have achieve into the organization saving last time fights' events even in upper categories, fighting injured, broke a leg. I have proved why I am the best in world in this sport and I humbly say that none of my adversaries who supposedly defeated me have achieved or will my actions into the organization. Undoubtedly, I believe this rematch will be the best step for UFC and Dana is aware of it, because numbers does tell and as we always have to stand by the group let it be from both sides. If I could help him to feel more confident and less afraid I would agree to fight him in his hometown, Manchester.
Silva was expected to return to action as part of the UFC 198 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in May; however, a defiant gall bladder gave him pause and left opponent Uriah Hall without a date to the big dance.
Whether or not they get rescheduled for a later date remains to be seen, but it sounds like Silva has other plans.