Jon Jones Is Open To Fighting Anderson Silva
UFC fans have been clamouring to see Georges St. pierre take on Anderson Silva, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that that fight won’t be happening anytime soon. However, there is a much more interesting superfight brewing.
UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been saying for months that he doesn’t want to fight Silva because he doesn’t want them to “crack” on each others greatness. That comment was met with an exasperated groan from the public. After all, we’re talking about fighting. Fans don’t want to hear fighters talk about themselves as a business, they just want to see the most entertaining fights possible. Nothing would be more interesting that Jones vs Silva, and “Bones” seems to be warming up the idea.
“Everything’s a possibility,” Jones said. “I really can’t count too much out. I do believe that we’re put on this earth to think big and dream big and not limit ourselves, and fighting Anderson would be a definite testament of my faith and my warrior spirit. Who knows what will happen in the future?”
And with that comment, Jones opened up Pandora’s box.
“Sounds like we’re breaking, me and Anderson, doesn’t it?” he added almost immediately. “Sounds like the story’s twisting. I’m up for whatever.”
The idea of Anderson Silva taking on Georges St. Pierre never made sense to me. “The Spider” has fought three times at light-heavyweight, and he’s absolutely dominated all three opponents. Silva is unquestionably the best pound for pound fighter in the world, so how does it make sense for him to fight someone a weight class below? If you are the toughest kid in the playground, you don’t take out someone that’s smaller than you. More importantly, Silva is much closer in size to Jon Jones than he is to Georges St. Pierre. It would be near impossible for Silva to make the 170 pound welterweight cut, but he fights comfortably at 205.
If Anderson Silva fights Jon Jones, it will undoubtedly be the biggest fight in UFC history. That fight would easily sell out a stadium, and on paper, it has the makings of an exceptional fight. “Bones” has the wrestling acumen to take Silva to the mat, and Silva has the stand up game to give Jones more trouble than he’s ever faced. However, when you consider the fact that Silva is 38 years old, time is ticking to book this fight.