Updated UFC 230 Preview: The Biggest and Best Fights on NYC’s Overhauled Card

Last week, Bleacher Report previewed the UFC 230 fight card. In the days that followed, however, the event was turned upside down. One main event was scrapped, a new one was announced and the co-main event is still somewhat in limbo…

Last week, Bleacher Report previewed the UFC 230 fight card. In the days that followed, however, the event was turned upside down. One main event was scrapped, a new one was announced and the co-main event is still somewhat in limbo…

Dana White Says Khabib Won’t Quit UFC: ‘He’s Staying. This Will All Work Out’

UFC President Dana White is confident Khabib Nurmagomedov will not leave the company after the lightweight champion threatened to split if his teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov, was disciplined for his role in the post-match melee at UFC 229…

UFC President Dana White is confident Khabib Nurmagomedov will not leave the company after the lightweight champion threatened to split if his teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov, was disciplined for his role in the post-match melee at UFC 229…

Anderson Silva’s Coach Hints At New Weight Class For Conor McGregor Fight

Anderson Silva’s coach suggests a new weight class for a possible fight with Conor McGregor.

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Prior to his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, Conor McGregor sparked speculation about a possible fight with Anderson Silva.

In an interview with his own website, The MacLife, McGregor noted that he’d be extremely interested in testing himself against a legendary striker such as “The Spider”:

”I would be interested in an Anderson Silva bout. I swear to God. Anderson is a legend in the game. What’s the difference between him and Georges? Same damn thing. I’m going to do fights that interest me or have meaning.”

Silva is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. He dominated the UFC’s middleweight division for years before finally being bested by Chris Weidman. Now, with his MMA career winding down, it makes sense that Silva would chase money fights at this point.

Soon after McGregor’s comments made waves, Silva issued out a response. Silva said he’d be willing to fight McGregor and would consider it an “honor.” Silva’s coach, Rogerio Camoes, told Portal do Vale Tudo a bit more on the matter.

A New Weight?

Given the size discrepancy between the pair, one of the hardest aspects to nail down, in regards to a fight between McGregor and Silva, would be weight. Camoes said that Silva could get as low as 179 pounds for a fight with “The Notorious”:

“If you really force him, Anderson Silva can make 179, 180 pounds,” Camoes said. “I was in Los Angeles one month ago and we talked about his return. It was nice because he called me up the next day and said he had a fight lined up and was just waiting for an opponent.”

Camoes went back to Silva’s short-notice fill-in for Jon Jones at 2016’s UFC 200. Apparently, McGregor vs. Silva was on the table if ‘The Spider’ beat Daniel Cormier then:

“There was this McGregor thing, too. I was at UFC 200, when Anderson fought Daniel Cormier, I remember Jorge Guimares talking to me. I remember Jorge talking to Lorenzo Fertitta about matching up Anderson with Conor, if he defeated Cormier.

“McGregor was in his prime. I was by his side and he said that they thought it was a good fight, they were interested. That’s when it all began.”

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Ali Abdelaziz Says ‘Bitch’ Conor McGregor ‘Quit’ and Isn’t Worth Khabib Rematch

Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has said Conor McGregor doesn’t deserve a rematch for the title after his UFC 229 loss, calling the 30-year-old a “bitch” who “quit…

Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has said Conor McGregor doesn’t deserve a rematch for the title after his UFC 229 loss, calling the 30-year-old a “bitch” who “quit…

Conor McGregor Coach Says Notorious Is ‘All over the Place’ After Khabib Defeat

Conor McGregor ‘s coach, John Kavanagh, has said he’s yet to speak to the Irishman since he lost to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, adding he is “all over the place…

Conor McGregor ‘s coach, John Kavanagh, has said he’s yet to speak to the Irishman since he lost to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, adding he is “all over the place…

Eddie Alvarez Reportedly Signing With ONE Championship

Eddie Alvarez likely won’t be returning to the UFC or Bellator MMA as his free agency tenure draws to a close. “The Underground King” is one of the most notable names in lightweight mixed martial arts (MMA) history. The 34-year-old ha…

Eddie Alvarez likely won’t be returning to the UFC or Bellator MMA as his free agency tenure draws to a close. “The Underground King” is one of the most notable names in lightweight mixed martial arts (MMA) history. The 34-year-old has fought all over the world during his 15-year MMA career. He became Bellator’s first-ever […]

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