Anderson Silva states his case for a rematch with Michael Bisping

June 27, 2016 11:23 am by Russell Ess

Anderson Silva and Michael Bisping fought a controversial fight back at UFC Fight Night 84, just a few months prior to Bisping becoming the UFC middleweight champion at UFC 199.

Silva thought he had finished Bisping at the end of the third round and ran off jumping on the cage celebrating, but was dumbfounded when he realized referee Herb Dean did not call an end to the bout and the fight was going to the fourth round.

Bisping was able to fight through all five rounds and judges declared a unanimous decision win for “The Count.”

While many argue over the winner of the fight, Silva took to Instagram on Monday to make it known that he wants a rematch with Bisping to clear up any confusion from their first fight with the following message:

“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”

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

A photo posted by Anderson Silva (@spiderandersonsilva) on

Well fans, do you want to see Anderson Silva fight Michael Bisping in a rematch with the middleweight title on the line? Sound off in the comments!

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