Yes, the legendary fighter and former middleweight champ has publicly began a campaign to face Bisping next. The two, as you recall, threw down in February, and Bisping emerged with the unanimous decision win. Since Bisping looked the worse for wear, however, many people, including Silva, thought he had won the bout.
Well, following Bisping’s jaw dropping, KO win over Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 earlier this month, Silva has posted this call out on Instagram:
Well, I could give you million reasons to make the fight against Bisping happen, but the truth is that he is afraid. I’m not going to compare myself to others even mention someone else, but in my perspective I believe I have the right to a fight with him once again, because I have won London’s fight and a rematch was promised. However, as he was injured by me during the fight, he wouldn’t be prepared to fight too soon, then he was ready to replace someone, but not to face me in Brazil, right? You know I lived an unexpected situation having a surgery, but if it wasn’t happened I could fight in Brazil. So, I think it’s time to show that I’m serious, I’ve never asked for a rematch with no adversary, but I do want to have an opportunity of a fight with Bisping, I deserve that for everything I have achieve into the organization saving last time fights’ events even in upper categories, fighting injured , broke a leg. I have proved why I am the best in world in this sport and I humbly say that none of my adversaries who supposedly defeated me have achieved or will my actions into the organization. Undoubtely, I believe this rematch will be the best step for UFC and Dana is aware of it, because numbers does tell and as we always have to stand by the group let it bem from both sides. If I could help him to feel more confident and less afraid I would agree to fight him in his hometown, Manchester.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get more interesting in the UFC’s 185 division huh? Now, could this happen? If we were talking about any other contender, you would say no. Silva hasn’t fought since he took on Bisping (he was supposed to fight Uriah Hall at UFC 198 but had to undergo gall bladder surgery, and there are dudes like Souza in front of him.
But, this is a man who has long been considered the G.O.A.T., so maybe the UFC will take a look at this? It would be massive fight, and if Silva were able to reclaim the middleweight belt, then things would really get crazy.
The UFC certainly has plenty of options here. The question is, who are they going to tap for the title shot?