WATCH: MMA great Anderson Silva warns Conor McGregor about disrespecting Brazilians

Dubliner faces his compatriot Rafael Dos Anjos next month for the lightweight belt

BY Raf Diallo 17:33 Wednesday 17 February 2016, 17:33 17 Feb 2016

Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva jokingly poses for a photo after a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

As fate would have it, two Brazilians have stood in the way for Conor McGregor in UFC title fights.

One - Jose Aldo - stood for 13 seconds before ceding the featherweight belt last December in Las Vegas, while Rafael Dos Anjos still awaits on March 5th as McGregor aims to make history by adding the lightweight crown to his collection.

As MMA writer Guilherme Cruz told us before the Aldo fight, Brazilians are not overly fond of McGregor's verbal approach pre-match, with his trash-talking deemed "disrespectful".

With that in mind UFC legend Anderson Silva, who is revered in his home country of Brazil, as Guilherme also explained to us, has warned McGregor to show respect to his compatriots from now on: 

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