The comments came on Twitter after Silva was beaten in three rounds by Israel Adesanya at UFC 234.
Silva was beaten unanimously by ’The Last Stylebender’ at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
In a fight originally scheduled to be co-main event, Silva and Adesanya were moved up to headline status, just hours before they were scheduled to fight, after Robert Whittaker suffered a freak hernia injury.
Silva, 43, looked impressive, despite being 14 years older than his opponent.
He connected with a series of punches and kicks to the body, but Adesanya, at 26, relied on his speed to see him through.
Afterwards, the Brazilian called out his old foe Nick Diaz for a rematch of their 2015 classic, which was ruled to a no-contest as both fighters failed drugs tests.
Speaking about his bout Silva said: “I think it makes sense for me and Nick Diaz to fight in Curitiba [Brazil].”
UFC 237 takes place in Curitiba on May 11, so it is possible that the UFC could make this fight a reality.
However, Diaz has not fought since that night in 2015, and has been involved in a feud with UFC president Dana White over a lack of opportunities.
If the fight does go ahead, however, McGregor has already put himself forward to fight on the same card.
‘The Notorious’ has not fought since his October 6 defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov, but has been pining for a return to the octagon.
With the Russian expected to sit out until at least November, the Irishman is hunting for his next opponent.
Whilst it has been speculated that he will fight Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, it now appears that he wants a straightener with Diaz.
The American defeated McGregor via rear-naked choke in March 2016, before ‘The Notorious’ got his revenge just months later in August.
But upon reading news of Silva’s call out, he posted: “Book it. I’ll fight Nate on the undercard.”
That wasn’t the only fight McGregor was calling for on Twitter, as he also praised Silva before declaring an intention to square off against him.
“Anderson is one crafty, crafty Martial Artist,” he tweeted.
“You only develop these methods through years of hard fought experience.
“Phenomenal performance. The crafty veteran. Big respect always. It would be an honor!”