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What Anderson Silva Is Doing To Ensure A Fight With Conor McGregor Is Possible

What Anderson Silva Is Doing To Ensure A Fight With Conor McGregor Is Possible

UFC legend Anderson Silva has admitted that he is ready to cut weight to ensure that a super-fight with Conor McGregor could happen.

But Silva, who is often considered one of the best MMA fighters in history, was named as the Irish UFC superstar's GOAT.

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The 45-year-old Brazilian-born UFC star has since called out McGregor for a mega-clash, with the Irishman 'accepting' to fight him at 176lbs.

Silva has once again reiterated his desire to face the 'Notorious' in a catchweight fight of 80kg, meaning he is ready to drop from his 84kg weight.

And the 80kg limit is only three kilograms more than what McGregor stood at in his sensational comeback fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January.

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The 'Spider' told Chael Sonnen's YouTube channel: "Hey, what's up, Chael? How are you, buddy? So I talked about my super-fight with Conor, and I start to cut my weight.

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"And for no excuse and for everybody talking about, 'Oh, but Anderson don't take the weight and blah, blah, blah.'

"OK, I start training and I'm ready for that. Conor ready, too. And it's a one thing: just Dana White, I need to make this fight real. Let's go see."

Credit: PA
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UFC president Dana White has dismissed the idea that the MMA promotion would want to book a fight between Silva and McGregor.

"It's not a fight [Silva vs McGregor] that I'm interested in right now," he told ESPN last month.

"Listen, everybody's in quarantine, right? They can't go to the gym. They can't go to restaurants.

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"So they sit on these stupid things all day. Conor and I have not talked about fighting."

Featured Image Credit: Chael Sonnen/PA

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva, Notorious, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]