Conor McGregor wants Anderson Silva after UFC 234: 'It would be an honor!'
Just moments after Silva’s (34-9 MMA, 17-5 UFC) unanimous decision loss to Israel Adesanya (16-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) in Saturday’s headliner at UFC 234, the former dual-UFC champ McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) posted a message on social media praising “The Spider” for his performance.
Silva had expressed interest in fighting McGregor prior to UFC 234, and now “The Notorious” has reciprocated (via Twitter):
UFC 234 took place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The event aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.
Silva’s loss to Adesanya marked his return to competition from a nearly two-year layoff. He was competitive as a massive betting underdog, but fell short on the scorecards.
After the fight, Silva reiterated that he would be interested in competing at May’s UFC 237 event in Curitiba, Brazil. McGregor recently expressed interest in competing in Brazil, but with the Irishman seemingly in line for a fight with Donald Cerrone this summer, it seems unlikely they’d face each other.