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Anderson Silva admits fighting Jon Jones Later this Year is Likely | UFC News


Anderson Silva has admitted a fight against Jon Jones for the first time. The UFC middleweight champion talked about his desire to face the light heavyweight title holder later this year during a lecture with other fellow Brazilian sports personalities, last week in Las Vegas, as reported by Sportv.com. 

When asked about the possibility of facing Jones, “the Spider” stated that he would welcome the opportunity to get in the cage with “Bones”, adding that the superfight can happen in 2013 on a catchweight between 185 and 205 pounds. Therefore, neither his nor Jones’ belt would be on the line. Also, the idea is to schedule the fight as the headliner of the UFC’s first ever event in New York, in case MMA gets sanctioned over there in proper time. If not, the much-anticipated  “Silva x Jones” collision could take place on a soccer stadium in Brazil.

Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimarães, talked to Sportv.com and stated that “all signs point to that fight happening, but nothing has been confirmed or discussed as of now.” Guimarães also added that it would be a bout in which “there’s no interest to take away anybody’s belt”.

Anderson Silva last appearance inside the Octagon was on October 13th of 2012, when he defeated Stephan Bonnar in a light heavyweight bout. As of now, the UFC has not scheduled Silva’s next challenge. Meanwhile, Jon Jones is set to face Chael Sonnen on April 27th as the main event of UFC 159.

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0 Comments to Anderson Silva admits fighting Jon Jones Later this Year is Likely | UFC News

  1. stevo the great says:

    This is the best news yet…..and the only REAL superfight that NEEDS to happen!

  2. Zack says:

    This needs to happen this year or its gunna be irrelevant.

  3. 123 says:

    this is the true superfight & anderson silva will prove hes the best at middleweight & light heavyweight

  4. BringFitchBack says:

    This makes perfect sense for Silva and Jones. They probably make more money than they ever hve, even though Silva can thank Sonnen for the big bucks he made at II (Silva has never been good at promoting a fight). I think though that this is a lower risk for Silva. Here’s why; Silva gets to fight Jones at 05 for the title and if he wins, then he will be a 2 division champ and can retire the king. If he loses, then no biggie he still has his title at 85 and just makes more money there until he loses. For Jones its higher risk, because he doesn’t want to lose at 05 before he goes to 65. So Jones will make more money then Silva and then if he beats him he can move to 65. Personally, I think Silva gets beat badly and it will tarnish his shine a bit, but he isn’t risking his belt so he can go back to 85 and try to stay unbeaten there. Perhaps moving to 05 again when Jones goes to 65.

    • Cody Duncan says:

      Its going to be a catch weight fight. Read the full article no titles involved.

      • Brasileiro says:

        Obrigado Cody Duncan.

      • BringFitchBack says:

        Re-read it again. The catchweight stuff is what Silva was saying, but then below his manager said nothing is confirmed. So what this means is nothing is final and all is negotiable. I think it is Silva’s interest to fight at 205 that gives him a chance to win the belt and not put his in jeopardy. I doubt Jones could go to 85. Perhaps a catchweight of 200 but I don’t think Jones can go much lower. I see it at 205 for the belt. If Silva;s manager is good that’s where it will happen.

  5. magoo says:

    It won’t be that big a deal considering Weidman will be MW champ by then!

  6. confucius says:

    lol @ nick. I second that one. cmon Magoo…everybody knows that !

  7. Sasquatch says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  8. Anthony says:

    This fight would be bigger than any PS4 or Xbox 720 announcement, Jones would win though I believe.

  9. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    He should just go up to 205 and be champ in both divisions.

    • BringFitchBack says:

      If Silva and his manager are smart to get the 05 championship fight would be the smartest for Silva since he doesn’t put his 85 in jeopardy. Low risk, if he wins 2 division consecutive champ and if he loses, still 85 champ. More risk for Jones. But at the end of the day, Silva has little chance against Jones. I see Jones draggin him to the ground and introducing Silva to elbows. We may just see a bloodied up Silva for once. That is the most likely scenario. Silva is getting old and he is a bit slower. Jones is just too quick for him. Bad fight for Silva. I would much rather see a Silva vs Machida at 85 after Jones takes care of Sonnen and maybe Machida. If the Silva vs Jones fight happens, Machida may just have to wait and fight Gus or Mous. I would much prefer this at 05 than another Jones vs Machida fight.

  10. T.DADDY says:

    Wont happen cuz Sonnen will rag doll jones then finish what he started with Silva.. BOOM! BITCHES!

  11. Ainokea says:

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT’S TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME… To find out who is the best Pound for Pound Fighter in the world.

  12. punkbz says:

    hopefully none of them get pac man`d before it happens

  13. silva is GOAT says:

    I tell you what will happen. Silva will anihilate weirdman who will crawl and cry like sonnen did. He will then do some matrix with jones and submit him in the second round. After that he will turn to GSP and KTO him. He will be then be champ in 3 different divisions and prove to all you b1tches that he is the GOAT.
    So stop finding excuses, inside you all know that this is what will happen

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