UFC legend Anderson Silva says he has three fights left in him, and he is hoping one in all them will probably be in opposition to Irish famous person Conor McGregor.

Speaking to the media at his new Spider Kick gymnasium in Los Angeles on Monday, Silva mentioned (H/T MMA Fighting), “I’ve three extra after which it’s achieved. It’s over.”

The 43-year outdated fighter is ready to problem up-and-coming Middleweight Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 in Australia on February 9. After that bout, The Spider is hoping McGregor will probably be keen to leap as much as the Middleweight division to combat him at 180.

Anderson Silva Wants Fight With Conor McGregor

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“At his level in my profession, I imagine that the nice problem is the superfight,” Silva mentioned (H/T MMA Fighting). “I speak to {UFC president Dana [White about Georges St-Pierre, about McGregor, about McGregor particularly as a result of McGregor is a problem, this combat. I simply speak to Dana so much in regards to the combat that’s very attention-grabbing, combat to this man. Because he’s a tremendous fighter and a legends on this sports activities and let’s go see. That’s a very good sport, superfights, and it’s very attention-grabbing for my followers.”

“I imagine 180 is nice for me and McGregor,” Silva mentioned. “So I simply wait as a result of I don’t management this. This is the query for Dana however possibly that that is superb combat for the followers.”

McGregor mentioned he was “interested” in a Silva fight again in October, although there is no scarcity of opponents trying to get a giant cash combat with the 30-year outdated southpaw. Dana White has just lately flirted with the concept of  as soon as his suspension is over, and there’s at all times the a lot anticipated Nate Diaz trilogy. 

Silva (34-Eight) defeated Derek Brunson by unanimous resolution in his final combat at UFC 208 in February 2017. His upcoming opponent, Stylebender, boasts an unblemished 15-Zero file.