Anderson Silva challenges "afraid" Michael Bisping to rematch

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Since becoming the UFC's new Middleweight champion at UFC 199 earlier this month, Michael Bisping has been challenged by a whole host of his division rivals.

From a Luke Rockhold rematch and Chris Weidman touting a Madison Square Garden contest, to Ronaldo Souza, Dan Henderson and even Georges St-Pierre making himself available, the British fighter has no shortage of offers.

And that number has increased by one more today after Anderson Silva threw his hat into the ring with an uncharacteristic dressing down of Bisping via Instagram.


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The Brazilian, of course, suffered a controversial defeat to Bisping back in February in his first fight since serving a lengthy suspension - a result that catapulted the Englishman into the Middleweight title picture - and now he wants a rematch.

"Well, I could give you million reasons to make the fight against Bisping happen, but the truth is that he is afraid," the former Middleweight champion's post began.

"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."

Obviously, his claim that he won in London earlier this year isn't true. However, the decision was a very tight one and, at the end of the fight, many had given the win to Silva before the official ruling.

"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."

While UFC fans would undoubtedly love to see a rematch but, unfortunately for Silva his current ranking of sixth in the division could harm his chances. The Brazilian, though, is offering to make some allowances to get Bisping and the UFC on board.

"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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