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Anderson Silva: I don’t think I can beat Jon Jones

Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) is set to defend his UFC middleweight championship against undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) live this Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Even with the hype surrounding this weekends UFC 162 main event, fans and media alike are still hoping for a potential ‘Super fight’ involving “The Spider” and either UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones or welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in the near future.

The longtime middleweight champion recently spoke about fighting the younger 205-pound champion, here is what Anderson had to say while speaking without a translator and in English:

“Jon Jones, in his class, is the best. If I fight Jon Jones, I don’t think I’m going to win.”

“Jon Jones is different. He’s large. He’s young. But, in the fight, I see in Jon Jones, I see myself from a long time ago. He’s very smart.” 

Silva was asked in what areas he might have an advantage over Jones, he answered by saying the following:

“I don’t know, in my opinion, Spider has more experience than Jon Jones, but that’s the only advantage.”

Anderson, who remains undefeated after 16 appearances in the octagon, is a 2-to-1 favorite to beat the undefeated Chris Weidman this weekend at UFC 162. If “The Spider” is able to defend his title for the 11th time on Saturday night, it sounds unlikely that a super fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones would be in his future.

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0 Comments to Anderson Silva: I don’t think I can beat Jon Jones

  1. dfrmtr says:

    bringing home the bacon by setting it up… If jon jones feels more confident that he will win, maybe he will take the fight… spyder Round 2 Knockout.

  2. Drew says:

    The spiders methodical kill has begun

  3. Jujitsu Player says:

    I’m with Silva, Jones is too big and would rag doll Silva.

  4. magoo says:

    That’s right Anderson knows who the goat is!!! Wonder what his idiotic retarded fans are gonna say now?? Lmao

    • YoMama says:

      How does that imply Jones is GOAT? Jones has a long way to go before getting that label.

      • magoo says:

        Mmm let’s see he’s 25 years old 19-0 he kicked Hamills ass and everyone knows it, he’s beaten the who’s who in the LHW div, beat Ortizs record for consecutive title defences at LHW, wants to fight at HW, so yea if he kicks the snot out of Silva I think it would be fair to say Jon Jones and Goat in the same sentence!

        • Nick says:

          So if he beats a guy that fights a weight class below him that makes him the GOAT well it doesn’t really matter as soon as he gets to Heavywieght’s top 10 he’ll be beat.

  5. aggression says:

    He is correct, if jon wasnt so much bigger than anderson I’d say anderson takes it any day of the week he has a much more de4adly skill set, however due to his size, there is no way he could stop jones from taking the fight to the ground. Anderson’s talent is miles beyond jones in striking, but jones size nullifies everything.

    • squid says:

      i agree. let’s not forget tho that it’s not just jones’ size that nullifies everything. jones is intelligent, equally athletic, uses his reach well and he has excellent wrestling. spider will take him all day in a pure kickboxing match, but we all know that this aint kickboxing… i dont really like jones but i’ll give credit where credit is due. if they fight, i hope anderson kicks his ass, but i just dont see it happening

  6. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    That is the path of a true martial artist. Being humble and respect other martial artists.

  7. Ddddddd says:

    Jones is the most dominant guy I’ve ever seen. Period

  8. Ddddddd says:

    …he can dominate me anytime he wants.

  9. KIDD433 says:

    Jon Jones has been dominating based on his size and reach in a division with men much smaller than him.10″ reach advantage is a big deal. Utilizing some skill and size,He’s been beating smaller fighters.Anderson Silva has been been annihilating his whole division strictly on skill. Big difference.

    • stephen wing chun gung fu says:

      i would have to agree with you silva has a whole different skill level then jons
      silva tought by segal knows alot more then jons

  10. slapper says:

    If elbows were banned from the UFC – Jon Jesus Jones would be a nobody.

    • KIDD433 says:

      +1 slapper I agree. If Jon Jones was say 6-0 with about a 74″ reach, we wouldn’t even know who the FCK he is.

      • stephen wing chun gung fu says:

        i would have to agree with that won to and also when jons throws an elbow they just stand there like he aint gonna hit them silva will move out the way and knock him + know one knows how to use the octagon like silva its his and will remain his

  11. kenny powers says:

    Anderson is still P4P all time best regardless of anything. Its stupid to compare them cuz what if jon is undefeated till he’s 38 then gets beat by the new up and coming superstar? Then is that guy the greatest ever? Anderson will go down as the MJ of MMA, Jon will be the Lebron though.

  12. stephen wing chun gung fu says:

    i would have to disagree silva, size dont matter if you no what your doing, you’ll beat weidman then you’ll beat belfort and then you’ll dominate jons
    there all good fighters but why does weidman get the chance to fight silva what great names has he fought in ufc

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