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Monday, 11/07/2011, 09:55 am

Evans Picks Silva Over Jones In Hypothetical Super Fight

“Honestly, I think… I would say Anderson would win. I think he would catch Jon standing up because I think Jon does a lot of crazy stuff but, fundamentally, sometimes he does it just to do it. But I think Anderson has a reason, like Anderson, fundamentally and technically, is better in that respect and I think he would catch (Jones) doing something stupid. If the fight was to go a little bit longer and Jon used his wrestling then I think the fight may go to Jon. But for the most part, early on in the fight, Anderson would catch Jon trying to do something crazy.”

Talks of super fights are here to stay and there is none bigger than that of a hypothetical Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva.

Rashad Evans recently went on record during the UFC 138Fight Club Q&A and as one could expect picked Anderson Silva over Jon Jones. To be fair, there isn’t a man alive that Evans hasn’t picked over Jones, so while the statement is an interesting one, it really comes as no surprise.

At least you can enjoy the full unedited Q&A session we have embedded in this entry. Outside of this offering, this story is just business as usual.


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62 Comments to Evans Picks Silva Over Jones In Hypothetical Super Fight

  1. ThaGreenBandit says:

    I think I’d have to agree

  2. is this news? says:

    rashad would pick van damme over jones.

  3. david uppercut says:

    this guy is an idiot, he probably thinks anyone would beat Jon Jones

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      He’s not just mindlessly picking Anderson over Jones. Read the whole quote, and you’ll see he says if the fight goes longer, Jones’ wrestling will probably win the fight for him. So, you’re calling Rashad an idiot for making a very logical statement that makes a whole lot of sense.

    • lol says:

      Hey retard, what’s it like being retarded?

  4. Zack says:

    Shut up you haters. Rashad picked jones over rampage and shogun. Anderson would do to jones what he did to Forrest and okami. Make him wonder why in the fuck he ever took that fight.

    • Joe says:

      no he did not he picked rampage, then changed his mind late in the game.

    • Jujitsu player says:

      That is ridiculous, anyone who thinks Silva would beat Jones is deluded. Jones would be far to much for Anderson Silva to handle. On a purely physical level he would dominate him, did you see the way Sonnen dominated Anderson with wrestling. Well, times that by 10 fold with someone who has the most brutal ground and pound at 205lb and what you get is one fucked up Anderson Silva. He would get thrown around like a rag doll, I can admit that even as a huge Anderson Silva fan.

      • Zack says:

        Anyone who thinks silva can’t beat jones is mentally retarded. The fight starts standing up and the second jones try’s some bullshit on silva he’s gunna put him out. Jones uses his reach and wrestling to win fights. Anderson will walk through his weak punches and knock jones out. Silva had a broken rib in his fight with sonnen and that will become clear after anderson beats his ass in the rematch

        • Rusk says:

          Do you’re arms ever get tired from swing on slivas nuts?

        • Zack says:

          Nope they don’t thank god

        • brain says:

          retard alert

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          Take Silvas dick out of your mouth. You haven’t got a clue. Jones would destroy him inside of round 1. This fight will never happen because Dana knows this already. The ironic thing is I think Silva is lb for lb number 1, that changes shit because Jones is just to big and strong and also has a massive reach advantage.

        • Zack says:

          Sweet bitch Anderson will knock Jon jones the fuck out just like I’ll do you homos

        • henry Kobasky says:

          What, Zack? You WILL do US homos???
          How are you gonna do us, you homo? Just don’t make it hurt so good, you homo!

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          You clueless little punk. I would snap you just like Jones would snap Silva.

  5. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Let’s face the facts here. Greg Jackson is going to have Jon Jones use his wrestling right out the gate. Anderson won’t be able to defend himself from Jon’s ground and pound. Anderson’s best bet is to use his mind games to psych out Jon Jones followed up by some extremely accurate punching from the Spider.

    I don’t really like either fighter btw…. And I hope Rashad hands Jones either an ass whupping or good fight.

  6. Fortyb4five says:

    lol Silva would destroy him, absolutely!

  7. Mach00man says:

    Chris Leben
    Rich Franklin
    Nate Marquardt
    Dan Henderson
    James Irvin
    Forrest Griffin
    Demian Maia
    Vitor Belfort
    CHAEL SONNEN
    The list goes on people. Stop hatin on the spider. These fighters were no push overs and he made examples out of all of them including SONNEN who tapped! I like Jones but he can join the list too.

  8. C91 says:

    Agreed Rashad! Personally a superfight between Silva and Bones would be epic. I do think Jones has the tools necessary to defeat Anderson but not just yet. I don’t think he’s developed enough as a fighter to say I can defeat Anderson Silva. If you really watch him fight (specifically his stand up) its really not all that crisp as it seems. He does have phenomenal timing in addition to those giraffe neck-like limbs (that are an advantage over anyone) but his speed and his ko power still need some work.

    I saw a lot of holes in his game during the Rampage fight. Now even though the odds favored Jones in this fight I have to say Rampage’s head movement in that fight is probably the best he’s showcased his whole career. Jones missed half the shots he threw combined and if he wasn’t clinching after missing a shot, he found himself running to the other side of the cage instead of defending tactically. Rampage is no scrub so to speak, but if Rampage can make him miss more than anyone ever has in the octagon I don’t think Anderson would have a problem bobbing and weaving out of his punches.

    Ultimately it’s nice to think about but personally I think it’s a bad fight for Jon Jones at this stage in his career. His only advantage would be his wrestling and gnp game which could be a hazard for Anderson. Jones is considerably longer. Therefore he’d have more leverage when controlling him on the ground. However with Anderson’s skill in bjj I don’t think it would take too long before he figures him out on the ground and locks in a submission. He truly is a pot of gold but lets allow him evolve a little more before he gives the Spider a real challenge. Unlike that raisin nut bastard from Oregon who continuously babbles out how he’s the true middleweight champion. Chael, Chael, Chael. Why we don’t rewind the clock to that night on August 7th 2010 when you, um …. how do I say this … TAPPED. Oh and when you tried to say you didn’t right after, that was awesome Chael. Nice try you juicehead.

  9. joe2 says:

    i think if anybody can beat silva, the only man that could do it is jon jones

  10. Zack says:

    It would also be completely stupid for jones to fight Anderson. He has a perfect record. Youngest champ in UFC history and will prolly go done as one of the greatest fighters ever. But say jones gets knocked out by Anderson then all that talk of him being the best goes out the window. If jones is smart he will never even think about fighting Anderson. Take some advice from gsp on how to think of a bullshit excuse so you don’t have to fight him

    • henry Kobasky says:

      More crap coming outta your ass. Damn ! Wipe that shit up!

    • han solo says:

      he aint the youngest.
      belfort was 19 when he was champion

    • Mike says:

      Why would Jones dodge Silva when he would absolutely wreck him?!? Have you seen the size and strength difference between these guys. Silva is awesome but Jones has all the tools to take Silva apart. Jones has more chance of moving up to HW than fighting SIlva. Also GSP isnt making bullshit excuses, he is a WW so why does he want to fight someone as big as SIlva. who I read walks around at 200lb+. Have you only just got into MMA? Because you don’t seem to know what your talking about….

  11. P R O D I G Y says:

    Suga would destroy Silva though.

  12. phil says:

    lol if you really believe that your retarded

  13. Phil says:

    does anyone else feel like rashad is bitter?

  14. Nat says:

    Well Anderson said only his clone could beat him….Jon Jones is as close as we’re gonna get….

  15. gzawilliam says:

    He must not think much of Jon Jones if he thinks Bones would try to out strike the spider. We’ve seen Jones use good game plans in the past and i doubt Greg Jackson would plan a standing attack against AS.

    Jones via ground and pound elbows in the 1st round IMO.
    Clinch straight to a judo throw to nasty elbows.. thats how i see it happening.

  16. SaberTooth says:

    LMAO!! Boney Jones would annihilate that clown Silva. Besides, Silva is a scared little bitch and would never take that fight. Jones would pepper his ass on the feet and run circles around him and then take him to the ground and pound his pink shirt wearing, crooked hat face in. Silva would be retired after Jones’ boney elbow’s rearrange’s his face. Silva is due for a beating and I’d like to see Sonnen and then Jones give it to him. But this scared little bitch will try everything he can to avoid both of these guys.

  17. It would be an awesome fight, but edge towards Jones bc of strength hght and jones’s TDs! We know not to count silva out, but finally silva comes short handed against jones. That’s why Andy won’t fight in the LHW div.

    • P R O D I G Y says:

      Yeah true all the superfights will have the real MW champ Sonnen in them.

    • Jujitsu Player says:

      Finally we agree on something…..I think there are a handfull of guys who would beat Silva. Jones for certain, Rashad, basically the dominant wrestlers, Machida and Shogun would be great fights also not that they would happen. You just have to look at how close the Sonnen fight was to get a glimpse at the outcome of a Jones v Silva fight would go. Jones has the best ground and pound game out there at the minute.

  18. v says:

    his impersonations are hilarious lol

  19. dubmatic808 says:

    why doesnt sonnen have the belt? didnt he get a title shot? wasnt he(sonnen) in control for most of the fight? oh yeah he tapped out like a bitch!

  20. Dustin says:

    lol rashad would hate on bones jones.. thats like the only fight i would think jon jones would WIN . if chael did that to anderson imagine what jon would do to anderson. nuff said.

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      If you read the whole statement, you’d see there was no hating in his pick. “…the only fight jon jones WOULD win.” That statement didn’t make too much sense, since JBJ has beaten an impressive list of fighters this year alone. ’nuff said

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