Posted by Manak
The champ lost a fight in his weight class but still keeps the belt.
Posted by roadking95th
It is obvious GSP is trying to get every advantage he can. The guy simply does not want to fight Silva.
The jump from 170 to 185 is one of the smallest in the UFC.It IS the smallest of the the traditional weight classes. Perhaps he will suck down to 155 and fight the Champ there. I doubt it. He will say he is too big and the 155 Champ should move up.
I think if this fight is signed, GSP is going to be seeing his sports psychologist a lot. He has a lot of demons to get rid of.
Posted by bjj1605
Except Jones is the one saying that he won't fight Anderson and Anderson now says he'll take the fight.
So other than being the completely opposite situation, you're right, it's the exact same situation.
Of course, I don't want to be talking, but what if [Jones] accepts the fight with all the money Dana is offering? It would be difficult for me not to take the fight. It's not the money that motivates me. I fight because I like it. So I don't know. I wouldn't want to do it, but if it happens, it would have to be at a catch weight without him putting his belt on the line. I already have my own title, and I don't want to hold a title just to leave it there."
Posted by roadking95th
Perhaps he will suck down to 155 and fight the Champ there. I doubt it. He will say he is too big and the 155 Champ should move up.
Posted by FlashyG
Meanwhile, Jones, who's been upfront about his own lack of interest in the fight, has recently been making the media rounds in Brazil and it seems as if the elephant-sized, dangling carrot of a monster payday has already started softening his initial hardline stance. "I respect [Silva] a lot," Jones said to Brazilian outlet Correio Braziliense. "As I said several times, I do not want to be the guy who beat Anderson, and do not want to be the guy who lost to him. Anderson is a great champion, I'm a great champion. We both..." At that point Jones trailed off, before picking back up. "I don't know. I don't know. "I'm not saying that the fight will not happen. It can happen. But it's not something I'm chasing. "I don't believe that I need to fight with Anderson to be the best in the world," Jones concluded.