Anderson Silva Really Wants To Fight Conor McGregor, Here’s Why

Anderson “The Spider” Silva is preparing himself for a middleweight bout with Derrick Brunson at “UFC 208” in just the matter of weeks, but he may already have his eye on a future opponent. Silva has mentioned in the past that he was interested in squaring off with Conor McGregor, but it seems like the idea is getting more appealing to him as time progresses.

Silva opened up to the media (via. MMA Fighting) on Thursday afternoon and explained why he was interested in squaring off with Conor:

“I’d like to test myself against Conor because he’s an interesting martial artist. His stand-up game is an intelligent game. Not because he’s champion now, but for the martial arts challenge. I’d like to see how these stand-up techniques, his and mine, would mix, and how that would go. But not to fight for a belt or anything like that. For the challenge, an interest, that thing about knowing how a fight like this would go.”