- Anderson Silva (-125) opens as the slight betting favorite over Conor McGregor (-105).
- Silva called out McGregor on social media to a catch weight bout at 176 pounds.
- Conor McGregor started a MMA goat discussion recently, giving Silva props as the greatest of all time.
The UFC may have another “super-fight” on the horizon. As Conor McGregor has agreed to fight Anderson Silva’s from his challange via social media. Sportsbooks have begun speculating and even releasing betting odds for McGregor vs Silva.
Conor McGregor vs. Anderson Silva Odds
|Conor McGregor||-105, (20/21)|
|Anderson Silva||-125, (4/5)|
Conor McGregor opens as the betting underdog against Anderson Silva. That means if you wagered $105 you could net on average $100 profit on ‘Notorious’.
The fact that Anderson Silva wants Conor to fight at a higher weight class, works in his favor. Giving ‘The Spider’ a slight edge according to the oddsmakers, at these odds you can bet $125 to win $100.
The MMA GOAT Discussion
Anderson Silva Way Past His Prime
Anderson Silva holds the record for longest reigning title run in UFC history. He reigned supreme for 7 years between 2006 and 2013.
Since 2013 til now ‘The Spider’ has only managed to pick up one UFC win, over Derek Brunson. That’s why these opening odds for Silva vs McGregor are slightly skewed.
Conor McGregor’s Heaviest Opponent
McGregor is a comfortable lightweight, he even managed to cut to featherweight for some of his most notable early UFC wins. He has fought three times at welterweight, twice to Nate Diaz and his most recent win over Donald Cerrone.
At 176 pounds, this would require McGregor to move up 6 pounds for the weight in from welterweight. A catchweight that’s in-between welterweight and middleweight.
At the end of the day everyone wants a red panty night with Conor McGregor. He’s the biggest draw in the UFC and combined with a boxing star such as Floyd Mayweather, has the potential to be the biggest draw in sports.
In other news earlier this week Usman called out ‘The Notorious’ one. We covered odds on Conor McGregor vs Kamaru Usman.