Silva eager for rematch with Bisping

Michael Bisping has been targeted by a plethora of fighters since winning the middleweight title at UFC 199, the latest fighter to call him out none other than Anderson Silva.

Bisping stunned the UFC community when he knocked out Luke Rockhold in California earlier this month to become the first ever British UFC champion.

With Bisping having captured the belt, Silva now wants another crack at the 37-year-old, especially after he lost to him via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 84 in February.

During that fight, Bisping lost his mouthpiece and when attempting to pick it up, Silva caught him with a flying knee that sent the Briton sprawling to the canvas. Silva immediately began to celebrate, but the referee allowed the fight to continue, which Bisping went on to win.

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. ???????? Bom, eu poderia dar milhões de motivos para justificar minha luta com o Bisping… Porém de nada irá adiantar, pois percebo uma clara e infeliz insegurança dele aceitar lutar comigo… É uma pena tal sentimento (ele acabou de conquistar o cinturão com os devidos méritos e honra)..! Com o intuito de reduzir tal insegurança e "receio", desde já me coloco a disposição para lutar na casa dele, em Manchester???????????@mikebisping @danawhiteufc

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“Well, I could give you million reasons to make the fight against Bisping happen, but the truth is that he is afraid,” Silva said via Instagram. “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.”

With Bisping believing that Rockhold needs to earn his next title shot, Silva feels that he should be next in line. Furthermore, with Bisping wanting his first title defence to come on home soil, Silva said he has no problem with facing him in Manchester.

“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,” he said. “Undoubtedly, 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 be 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.”

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