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Tuesday, 08/06/2013, 07:53 am

Silva still hoping for super fights with Jones and GSP


Prior to his bout with Chris Weidman at UFC 162, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) was expected to be involved in at least one ‘Super Fight’ with either light heavyweight champion Jon Jones or welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.

However, that was predicated on Anderson defeating Weidman, which we all know did not end being the case. Silva though still believes super fights can happen for him, although he does remain focused on his rematch with Weidman, as he stated during a radio interview to “Panico”, on Friday:

“I really wanted this fight (with GSP) to happen, he’s a guy that plays by the rules, doesn’t take too many risks. That fight may happen, or maybe not. He said he doesn’t want it, I don’t know. I’ll train and remain focused to fight (Weidman) on Dec. 28.”

“He’s like that (Ayrton) Senna’s rival. They used to compete at the same time and one of them was technical and the other played by the rules. (GSP) is the UFC’s Alain Prost,” Silva added, comparing himself to Brazilian racing driver Senna, who won three Formula One world championships.

As for a potential showdown with light heavyweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones, Silva had this to say:

“I hope it happens, That’s the fight everybody is waiting for.”

If a ‘super fight’ involving Anderson Silva was to happen, who would you rather see “The Spider” pitted against, Jones or GSP? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!

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