Anderson Silva is never afraid to challenge anyone. He has proved it time and time again and at different weight classes. At UFC 200, he faced Daniel Cormier on a week’s notice and really didn’t look too bad. He was winning on the feet, but had no answer to Daniel Cormier’s wrestling. Anderson Silva is also willing to go down in weight at any time.
Just recently in an interview with some Brazilian media, the name Conor McGregor came up when they were talking to Silva. Of course McGregor is only at 155 lbs, but Silva would be willing to go down to 81-82 kg (178-181 lbs) to fight McGregor. Of course this fight would sell, it would just be about making the fight. Silva also has a big challenge ahead of him at UFC 208 when he faces Derek Brunson.
On the next page is a direct quote from Silva about wanting to fight McGregor. Of course quite a few things would have to take place before this could happen, but both fighters are always down for the money fights.
(click on page #2 tab below to see the direct quote about Silva wanting to fight McGregor)