Anderson Silva says he will fight whomever the UFC wants, GSP or Jon Jones!
The pound-for-pound king and middleweight champion Anderson Silva is in attendance for UFC 154 in Canada tonight. Before the show Silva talked to the media and of course was asked about the possible fight with Georges St-Pierre, should GSP defeat Condit tonight. Silva said he would fight GSP, but more interesting was that he said he would also be up for a fight with the light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones if that were what the UFC wanted.
Silva seemed clear that he thinks GSP will beat Carlos Condit and that would set up the super fight between what most people think are the #1 and #2 pound for pound best fighters in MMA today. There has been many different opinions amongst the MMA fans and media about which super fight was more intriguing, Silva vs. GSP or Silva vs. Jones. Well it looks like maybe we can all get our wish and get both fights in the future. For now it seems Silva is focused on the possibilities of a GSP fight when he spoke with the media before UFC 154 tonight.
“My first goal is the Georges St-Pierre fight, the super fight,” he said. “The second goal? Maybe Jon Jones. But this is not my decision. This is Dana [White’s] decision.”
The interesting thing about even being open to fighting Jon Jones now is the fact that Silva and Jones both recently said they didn’t have any interest in fighting each other. They both have a lot of respect for each other but maybe with Jon Jones saying recently that he didn’t want to fight Silva because he didn’t want to be the one who beat him has something to do with Silva changing his mind. For now though, we wait to see if everything falls into place. The thing we know is if Silva fights GSP next or Jon Jones, it will be the biggest PPV the UFC will ever put on and will be a treat for us fans of MMA.