Anderson Silva is ‘not scared of Jon Jones’

July 3, 2013 5:06 am by Nadia Untalan

After telling reporters that he did not think he could beat Jon Jones, Anderson Silva made another statement on “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday.

“My opinion is this: I’ll fight Jon Jones, all the guys from my class, all the guys that work in the UFC – all the fighters,” Silva said on “UFC Tonight.” “I respect all the fighters. I respect Jon Jones. I respect Chris Weidman, but I’m here for working.”

Silva, the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion, made it perfectly clear that he’s not scared of the UFC light heavyweight champion Jones (18-1).

“I’m not scared of Jon Jones, of Chris Weidman or whoever.” Silva said. “I’m here to fight. That’s it. It’s simple.”

Silva (33-4) is slated to defend his belt against Weidman (9-0) this Saturday at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

“It’s a great fight on Saturday night because Weidman has good jiu-jitsu, good wrestling, good standup,” Silva said. It’s a great fight.”

This will be Weidman’s biggest fight of his career, but if Silva wins he may have a super fight in the future. UFC President Dana White suggested that a win for Silva would put him in a super fight with either Jones or UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, but Silva remained reserved when asked what a win this Saturday would bring.

“I don’t have a big goal to change my class,” he said. “I have my belt in my class. I have my story in my class. That’s it.

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