“I Will Go After Conor McGregor in Ireland”: Claudio Silva

Published 12/28/2019, 2:49 PM EST

Thanks to the revolution brought in fight promotion by Conor McGregor, the landscape in the sport has changed a lot. We have seen fighters such as Henry Cejudo and Colby Covington become a top attraction thanks to their gimmick and the skillsets they bring into the octagon. And we have also seen fighters such as Leon Edwards who struggled to get the fans to tune in to watch them fight despite being one of the very best in the business. 

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Agreed there have been times when UFC has not put enough effort into promoting a fighter. However, with the new deal with ESPN and the decreasing significance of the PPV model, it’s on the fighters and their management to resonate with the fans. Well, recently UFC welterweight, Claudio Silva talks about his struggle to get the spotlight that he thinks he deserves. Though Silva is on a 14 fight win streak at the moment, he believes UFC has not been paying enough attention to him. Silva said:

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“Look at my wins, look at the guys I’ve beaten, If I don’t fight in Brasilia, I’ve already told them to put me in the London card. I want to be the main event in London. I beat Leon Edwards. He has a bigger name, but I beat him. I want a ranked opponent, but they don’t give me one. How am I going to top 15 if ranked fighters are scared to fight me? The UFC should force them to fight me.”

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Claudio Silva Threatens to Fight Conor McGregor on the Street of Ireland

Blaming the model of the fight game, Claudi Silva also stated that he would fight Conor McGregor on the street of Ireland if that’s what he needs to do to get the attention. Silva continued:

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“If I’m beating everyone and still not getting someone ranked, I’ll go after Conor McGregor in Ireland and leave him unconscious in the middle of the street, since he’s the tap machine. That’s one of the plans I have, but I’m sure I’d get kicked out of the organization if I do that. I think I would get arrested. McGregor would go to the police station and press charges against me.”

Though the frustration on behalf of Claudio Silva is understandable, he is not the only one whois struggling to get the well-deserved spotlight. We saw Jorge Masvidal becoming a global superstar with some exceptional finishes even after being in the game for more than a decade. A fighter has to give a reason to the fans to tune in and watch the fight. But as far as the threat to Conor McGregor is concerned, it’s safe to say that the Notorious One will be safe on the street of Ireland.

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Alok Nayak

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