MMAFighting-Anderson Silva really is into the idea of facing Conor McGregor.
”I’m waiting for the UFC about my next fight, and I’m training hard,” Silva said in English. “I accepted the challenge (from) Conor McGregor, but never (discussed) about this fight (with the UFC). But I’m ready, guys. I’m here, I’m training every day. I never lose my focus. I’m waiting for my next challenge.”
In the end, Silva in Portuguese that he thinks McGregor “is afraid to lose, supposedly, to an old man, but I’m here.”
I mean, what are we even talking about, here, folks? What are we doing? Discussing Conor McGregor vs Anderson Silva like it’s an actual possibility is ridiculous enough as it is, but now we’re going to try to do so with the narrative that McGregor is “afraid” of Silva?
What are we TALKING about?!
I don’t care if you love him or hate him…thinking Conor McGregor is afraid of anyone, or even anyTHING on the planet, is fucking outrageous.
Conor McGregor recently returned to mixed martial arts after spending almost two years outside of the game and immediately challenged the most dominant lightweight in the history of the sport, someone considered to be a stylistic nightmare for him, in his first bout back. No tuneup.
In his time away from the sport, Conor made his professional boxing debut against the greatest boxer of his generation, Floyd Mayweather. He took Floyd to the tenth round.
Before that, his last fight in the UFC was at Madison Square Garden when he defeated UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez, someone considered to be a stylistic nightmare for him, in one of the most dominant and lopsided contests in Lightweight Championship history, making him the first simultaneous two-weight world champion in the promotion’s history.
In the Summer before the Champ became the Champ Champ, he took part in the most bought UFC pay-per-view in history (a record broken by his most recent fight, of course) where he avenged his loss to Nate Diaz at Welterweight. This is considered to be one of the greatest fights in the history of the UFC.
That loss to Diaz at Welterweight was Conor’s first bout ever at 170lbs, as well, a weight class twenty-five pounds heavier than he was used to competing at. It came about when Rafael dos Anjos pulled out of a scheduled main event versus the Irishman at UFC 196, and Conor accepted a fight with Diaz, who refused to cut down to 155lbs, on just a few days notice. Conor weighed in at 168lbs.
He came into that fight a champion, however, because that past December, he defeated Jose Aldo, someone considered to be a stylistic nightmare for him, and someone who was undefeated for ten years leading into this championship defense attempt vs McGregor, considered to be the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the world and among the greatest of all time, in just 13 seconds, putting him to sleep with the first punch he threw.
Must I continue? Must I? Or do you get the point. You could accuse the Champ Champ a lot of fookin’ things. ‘Afraid’ ain’t one of them, Anderson. And don’t you forget – Conor McGregor called YOU out on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show one month ago today, after the notion of a “superfight” between McGregor and Georges St-Pierre came up. McGregor had no reason to bless your life by bringing your name in relevance for the first time in years, but he did, so show some god damn respect and take a hike.