Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is preparing to fight Derek Brunson this Saturday Night at UFC 208. Once the fight with Brunson is in the books, Silva wants to compete in a few super fights.
“I think superfight with Georges is great,” Silva told Fox Sports. “It’s a big step for this sport because I think superfight with me and Georges St-Pierre or Conor McGregor is good for this sport and for the fans. I think (it would be) the best show for this sport.”
Silva and GSP have been close to fighting before, as Fightful.com exclusively reported, and Silva just started calling out the UFC Lightweight Champion a few weeks back. Silva, who is the longest reigning UFC Middleweight Champion in the promotions history, doesn’t expect to leave the sport he dominated anytime soon.
“I think five more years. Maybe. My wife and kids would kill me but maybe three or four more years,” says Silva.
Silva last competed at UFC 200, where he lost a non-title fight to current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier, it was a fight Silva accepted on just a few days notice.
UFC 208 takes place on Saturday, February 11 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie headlining.