The UFC’s longtime former middleweight champion Anderson Silva has called for two high-profile rematches in the near future in a rather direct Instagram post aimed at both Michael Bisping & Nick Diaz
Anderson Silva is without a doubt one of the most iconic figures in the sport of MMA’s short history. Over a span that totalled 2,457 days, he ruled over the promotion’s middleweight contenders with an iron fist, shutting out all competition and even showcasing his nerve by making sporadic trips ùp twenty pounds to the light-heavyweight division.
Of course, Silva’s reign of terror was ended by the All-American Chris Weidman in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped the Spider from seeking out the most high-profile matchups available to him in the 185lb division’s top-10 in recent times.
Now, with him fresh off of a much-needed, albeit highly controversial win over Derek Brunson at UFC 208, he has taken to Instagram to make two very public callouts aimed at a pair of his most recent opponents, the current champ, Michael Bisping, and the former Strikeforce kingpin Nick Diaz.
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Somos três grandes profissionais, o que faz mais sentido neste momento, não é a luta dele com qualquer outro, mas sim comigo, independente de cinturão. Independente do show, nós nos respeitamos, uma nova luta entre nós, seria um grande combate de cavalheiros. . Até porque com o Nick, foi um No Contest, temos história pra contar, te espero no Brasil. . E aguardo você Mr. Bisping, depois da sua luta com GSP. . Exterminar de uma vez por todas esta dúvida dos fãs sobre quem realmente venceu. . We are three great professionals, what makes the most sense at the moment, is not his fight with any other, but with me, regardless of belt. Regardless of the show, we respect each other, a new fight between us, would be a great fight of gentlemen. . Because with Nick, it was a No Contest, we have a story to tell, I'll wait for you in Brazil. . And I'm waiting for you, Mr. Bisping, after your fight with GSP. . Exterminate once and for all this doubt of the fans about who really won.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena