Anderson Silva Says He Would Never Fight Jon Jones

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FastKnockout
4/16/11 1:15:31PM
Anderson Silva appears to be more interested in the "Winable" superfight against Georges St. Pierre than facing Jon Jones at Light Heavyweight according to an interview with Esportes.r7.com: (translated by BE's own Tom Mendes)
On fighting Jones:

"No chance, he’s in a different weight class, we are friends and we won’t fight each other."

On fighting GSP:

"There is a chance there, everything will depend on our results. It depends on him winning at UFC 129 and me winning in August (against Yushin Okami). And from there, who knows, this fight could take place."

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postman
4/16/11 1:18:30PM
So Jon Jones is too big to fight but GSP is supposed to fight Anderson?
BigIP
4/16/11 1:22:51PM
It sounds like he i afraid of Jones. It's really a shame because I was looking forward to this super fight. I think Shogun must of told him not to fight Jones..
Twenty20Dollars
4/16/11 1:45:06PM
Then why is he supposedly going up to LHW?
DeadHead988
4/16/11 2:46:41PM

Posted by postman

So Jon Jones is too big to fight but GSP is supposed to fight Anderson?



That's some real bs. The size difference between GSP and Anderson is about the same as the one between Anderson and Jones
FastKnockout
4/16/11 4:33:18PM
I'm thinking Bones may be the only fighter that even slightly intimidates Silva. If they did fight, it would probably be the biggest fight in MMA up to this point. It NEEDS to happen.
bjj1605
4/16/11 4:34:59PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Then why is he supposedly going up to LHW?



I thought that rumor was debunked?

Anyway, this seems very uncharacteristic for Anderson. Its just one sentence from him. I expect either more explanation or a retraction out of him. This is not the Anderson I know and love.
Cooler
4/16/11 4:37:29PM
Probably because Jones hasnt opened his mouth toward Anderson yet, give Jones time, he will eventually want to fight him and say something Anderson doesnt like or Jones will fight Machida and Anderson will claim that he "broke the code"
jgtribbett
4/16/11 5:26:12PM

Posted by postman

So Jon Jones is too big to fight but GSP is supposed to fight Anderson?



Bingo
Chael_Sonnen
4/16/11 5:29:48PM
Anderson sounds a tad scared to fight Mr. Jones.....and he should be.

Anderson must a student of Hypocrisy 101
RearNakedJoke
4/16/11 6:04:17PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Then why is he supposedly going up to LHW?



I thought that rumor was debunked?

Anyway, this seems very uncharacteristic for Anderson. Its just one sentence from him. I expect either more explanation or a retraction out of him. This is not the Anderson I know and love.



Big Nog just recently said that after Okami Silva is moving up to 205.
Sir_Karl
4/16/11 7:22:04PM
Cluck, cluck, cluck.
Pookie
4/16/11 7:28:58PM
If you take away the author's slant you just have Anderson Silva saying "He's in a different weight class, we're not going to fight."

If Jon Jones had said anything about a fight with Anderson Silva, than it would be him ducking. But this is a reporter asking about a Dream Match-up, and Anderson Silva hitting him with the obvious.
kingsmasher
4/16/11 8:14:14PM
Id put money down Anderson Silva fights Jones at some point... if it doesnt happen the UFC seriously drops the ball...
bjj1605
4/16/11 9:26:26PM

Posted by RearNakedJoke


Posted by bjj1605


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Then why is he supposedly going up to LHW?



I thought that rumor was debunked?

Anyway, this seems very uncharacteristic for Anderson. Its just one sentence from him. I expect either more explanation or a retraction out of him. This is not the Anderson I know and love.



Big Nog just recently said that after Okami Silva is moving up to 205.



Ya. I'm aware. Did you read my comment before you quoted it?
submissionartist1
4/16/11 10:54:05PM
the jon jones fight would be a step back for anderson win or lose. jon jones is an out of no where champion that should thank joe rogan for setting up the fight
quezocrema0032
4/16/11 11:11:44PM
I'm not even a big anderson fan but you guys calling him a coward need to realize he's right jones is by far the biggest lhw in the ufc he would make forrest look small. Anderson at 14 and 0 in the ufc.has nothing to prove esspecially fighting a guy who dwarfs him. I'll even go as far as say the real super fight people aren't clamoring for they should be is jones vs cain. I honestly am very confident jones and cain are more around the same weight pre weight ins then silva jones. Silva isn't even a massive middleweight like cheal.or okami why set him up to fight the biggest and longest fighter a weight class above him.
sbulldavid
4/16/11 11:14:50PM
Jones is a bad match for Silva. Machida needs to get back in the title hunt.
Lesnar1
4/16/11 11:45:38PM
I'm tired of "friends" in mma it just ruins alot of good potential fights.
roadking95th
4/17/11 12:36:38AM
Actually, welter weight to middle weight is the smallest jump in the UFC's traditional weight classes (155-HWY).
supatolacyl
4/17/11 1:22:01AM
See now GSP's comments about moving up in weight aren't so bad (except to the haters of course) It just boils down to the fact that not even a ninja wants to fight a gorilla. Also, GSP never said no to fight Silva haha the robot just has to add more metal to bulk up first, cause he wants to take his job not his pride (hope the fight never happens personlay would rather nethier fighter add a blip to thier record, cuz this fight will always be a lose-lose to the guy thats been in the bigger weight class)
Even if I had a double barrel blackcat roman candle I wouldn't want to fight Jones so I can't blame Silva for feeling the same way
DeadHead988
4/17/11 2:44:14AM

Posted by submissionartist1

the jon jones fight would be a step back for anderson win or lose. jon jones is an out of no where champion that should thank joe rogan for setting up the fight

yorke3us
4/17/11 10:11:01AM
How is Silva going to complain about not facing stiffer competition and dance around the cage like an idiot when the fighter doesn't measure up but then duck an equally talented fighter who could challenge him?
icantthinkofanything
4/17/11 11:24:46AM

Atleast if Silva would fight Jones, he would make an argument as to why GSP should vacate his belt, prove something that is not needed for his career and do it at great risk to his future.

I am so disapointed in Silva.,


If Silva won't fight Jones, why should GSP fight Silva?


Anderson said he was freinds with Jones?

what happened to Silva fighting at Hw?
Pookie
4/17/11 9:44:27PM

Posted by yorke3us

How is Silva going to complain about not facing stiffer competition and dance around the cage like an idiot when the fighter doesn't measure up but then duck an equally talented fighter who never challenged him?



Fixed.
Patchedup15
1/26/13 6:39:48PM

Posted by BigIP

It sounds like he i afraid of Jones. It's really a shame because I was looking forward to this super fight. I think Shogun must of told him not to fight Jones..



what would shogun matter.. they dont train together
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