Anderson Silva has fought his entire career as a middleweight, but has fought as a welterweight before. And recently, Conor McGregor stepped up to the welterweight division, albeit a loss to Nate Diaz.
Recently, Silva spoke to Brazilian outlet Combate about his desire to fight McGregor in the future at a catchweight:
That’s a challenge I would like to do. I’ve never asked to fight anybody, but I would like to test my martial arts skills against Conor McGregor. I would like that and a rematch with Nick Diaz and Michael Bisping. I think McGregor is a great striker, but he didn’t do very well in his last fight because he played into Nate Diaz’s game and that’s really hard. The Diaz brothers have a lot of gas. You have to respect him, the loss to Diaz doesn’t diminish his career at all. These are the fighters I would like to fight. McGregor, Diaz and Bisping because that fight did not end nicely.
Miesha Tate yesterday appeared on ESPN’s Sportscenter and talked about a potential third bout withRonda Rousey, why it needs to happen, and what would be different:
“A lot of things are going to be different. Obviously, I think I’m a much better fighter, I’ve developed my striking skills tremendously. What that loss ( to Holly Holm) tells the world that’s she’s (Rousey) not this unbeatable machine that so many people thought that she was. More than anything, it puts a chink in her armor. I think her perception of herself is going to be a huge change. I always knew she was beatable, she’s just a woman. She’s just human and Holly had an explicit game plan and made it happen. Congrats to her. But, I think a third fight between Ronda and I absolutely needs to happen and I need to go out there and prove that I’m the best in the world. And who better to do than with than someone of Ronda’s stature.”