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Anderson Silva seeks rematches with Michael Bisping, Nick Diaz

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UFC 208 Open Workouts Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Kelvin Gastelum maybe have asked for a fight with Anderson Silva after his win on Saturday night over Vitor Belfort, but “The Spider” has other plans.

Posting a note on his Instagram page, the former UFC’s middleweight champion expressed a desire to face a couple of familiar names — Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz. The 41-year-old Silva said that either fight would bring fans a sense of resolution.

Silva fought Diaz at UFC 183 in Las Vegas, which was originally a unanimous decision victory. However, the decision was overturned into a “no-contest” after it was revealed that he had tested positive for a banned substance.

He fought the current middleweight champion Bisping in February 2016, losing a controversial decision in England. He is coming off a narrow unanimous decision win over Derek Brunson at UFC 208.

Bisping is slated to defend his title against Georges St-Pierre sometime in the second half of 2017.