Hey, remember when “Anderson Silva Money” was still a thing?
That’s nothing but chump change these days, and the 43 year-old “Spider” knows it, which is why he’s so willing to fight Conor McGregor, despite the fact that “Notorious” is small enough to compete at featherweight, whereas the Brazilian has competed at 205 pounds and knocked out former light heavyweight champions.
But in his defense, it was McGregor with the recent callout.
“It would be an honor to test myself with Conor McGregor,” Silva wrote on Instagram (translated by MMA Fighting). “He’s an unorthodox fighter and has proven he must be respected. Let’s make it happen.”
I guess he’s moved on from that Georges St-Pierre super fight?
McGregor, 30, can’t be worried about fighting Silva or anyone else until he gets past Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) main event (details), which takes place this Saturday night (Oct. 6, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As for Silva, he’s wrapping up his latest United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug-test suspension and will not be eligible to compete until next month, though a potential fight is already in the works for January, according to this.
So ... any interest in watching McGregor slug it out with Silva?