Anderson Silva Says He Will Not Fight Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

October 5, 2012 12:00 pm by Pedro Carrasco

“There’s always been a lot of talks about me moving up to 205, I know Dana has talked about it a lot, all the fans have talked a lot about me moving up and facing Jon Jones, but it’s something I’ve never wanted. I won’t be pretentious to say that I want to move up, especially because there’s other guys in that weight class on our team like Rafael Feijao (Cavalcante), (Antonio Rogerio) Minotoro Nogueira, there’s other guys that could potentially face Jon Jones in the future. I’m 37-years old and I feel like I need to be honest and to continue what I’ve built which is keep defending my belt at 185.”

Many fans of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, including the UFC bosses behind the scenes, have been clamoring for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to jump around and put on super fights.

They want to see Silva move up, move down and fight anyone and everyone who poses a threat to him and his legendary unbeaten streak.

Silva however, has no desire in changing divisions it would seem, outside of one off fights to help the UFC brass when needed.

To check out the full audio from his interview with the media yesterday hop to page 2.

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