McGregor, who checked out Silva’s performance at UFC 234, would take to Twitter to say he’d like to fight Silva:
Anderson is one crafty, crafty Martial Artist.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 10, 2019
You only develop these methods through years of hard fought experience.
The crafty veteran. Big respect always.
It would be an honor!
The “being attacked by bees defense.” Wow!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 10, 2019
He has had killer bees on his tracksuits and clothing all these years!
Truly The Spider!
A real pioneer.
UFC President Dana White would get word of what McGregor said and he would quickly shoot that potential bout down.
“Did he really? No, I don’t like that fight at all,” White said at the UFC 234 post-fight press conference (via Bloody Elbow).
Silva stated after the event that he’d like to fight Nick Diaz next at UFC 237, as the two previously collided in the main event of UFC 183. McGregor is currently serving a six month suspension for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl.