It is peak-McGregor season once more as the biggest UFC event of the year quickly approaches. UFC 229 is under a week away. Yet it seems that the 30-year-old lightweight has his sights on even more significant match-ups as he called for a fight against former middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
McGregor appeared on Ariel Helwani's MMA show for a prolonged and varied interview. The Irish UFC star discussed several potential future opponents and confirmed he would always be open to a trilogy with Nate Diaz.
Nate Diaz will always have a rematch of-of me no matter what happens. He gave me a rematch, I'll give him a rematch. We will complete that trilogy no doubt about it.
Somewhat bizarrely, McGregor also suggested Anderson Silva as a potential bout.
"Anderson Silva would be a great one, what is he at!
"I don't know why, Anderson Silva is a legend of the game, surely he wants a bit of cash."
Silva is expected to make his return to the Octagon return in January, per comments he made on his Instagram.
Replying to a comment on his Instagram page moments ago, Anderson Silva says he's fighting in January. pic.twitter.com/HlDzlMw3x2
— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) September 27, 2018
As for Nate Diaz, he will return to action for the first time since the 2016 McGregor fight to take on Dustin Poirier at UFC 230 on November 3.
In terms of future locations, McGregor was strongly in favour of a fight in Ireland but admitted the Aviva Stadium or 3Arena were more likely than Croke Park: "Not Croke Park anyway because of what happened with Garth Brooks. But it would be good to have a knock in Ireland."