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Old 05-29-2020, 12:01 AM #1
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Default Anderson Silva Opens As Slight Favorite Over Conor McGregor

Opening odds on Conor McGregor vs. Anderson Silva are nearly as fantastical as the matchup.

After former two-division champ McGregor agreed to Silva’s overture on Wednesday night, online oddsmaker Bovada released an opening line, and ex-middleweight kingpin Silva is a slight favorite.

According to Bovada, Silva comes in at -125 against McGregor, who is -105. A $100 bet would net $80 for Silva and $95.20 for McGregor.

Silva, 45, has dismissed questions of retirement despite a 1-6 record (with one no contest) in his past eight octagon bouts. In his most recent bout, he was stopped by first-round TKO when Jared Cannonier hobbled him with a leg kick. That followed a decision loss to current champ Israel Adesanya.

McGregor, a former featherweight and lightweight champion, is four months removed from a first-round TKO of Donald Cerrone in a return to welterweight. So far, he’s maxed out at 170 pounds in the octagon and has been called undersized by UFC President Dana White, who initially balked at a matchup against career welterweight Jorge Masvidal.

Whether it’s oddsmakers giving Silva the nod for his size or the striking skills that once ruled the octagon, it matters little. The likelihood of seeing “The Spider” in the octagon against McGregor, the UFC’s top draw, is extremely low. McGregor remains in pursuit of the lightweight belt he failed to win back against Khabib Nurmagomedov, but he’ll have to wait for a title unifier between the champ and new interim titleholder Justin Gaethje.
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:22 PM #2
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I wonder if Silva actually plans on finishing out his existing 15 fight contract before he retires.
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