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And there you have it. Today at a luncheon in Burbank, California, reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) admitted what many in the MMA community have been thinking ever since this whole superfight subject came to light – a 38-year-old Silva would likely lose to 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones if they met inside the Octagon.
“Jon Jones, in his class, is the best. If I fight Jon Jones, I don’t think I’m going to win,” Silva stated (via MMAFighting). “Jon Jones is different. He’s large. He’s young. But, in the fight, I see in Jon Jones, I see myself from a long time ago. He’s very smart.
“In my opinion, ‘Spider’ has more experience than Jon Jones, but that’s the only advantage.”
Silva has been the centerpiece of the two biggest fights the UFC could arrange – against Jones or with welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. While most believe the Brazilian jumping up to challenge Jones at 205-pounds makes the most sense because he’s a dominant 3-0 in that division while competing in the UFC, Silva has opted to aggressively pursue a box office bout with GSP.
Jones was flattered by Silva’s compliment, but refused to take his eye off the prize. “Bones” has long professed that he plans to be the game’s G.O.A.T. when it’s all said and done.
“Honored to hear the statements Silva made regarding a super fight me earlier today.. Doesn’t change much, still working hard,” Jones tweeted.
This superfight chatter is much ado about nothing, if you were to ask Chris Weidman. The middleweight top contender has already apologized to White and MMA fans because he has promised to spoil any blockbuster bout involving Silva when he beats the Octagon’s most decorated champion this Saturday at UFC 162.
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Sonnen interviews Silva
Former rivals came together on Tuesday night's edition of UFC Tonight as Chael Sonnen interviewed Anderson Silva prior to Silva's next title defense this weekend at UFC 162 in Las Vegas.
Silva talked about his fight with top contender Chris Weidman on Saturday night in an talking with Sonnen and Kenny Florian, the hosts of UFC Tonight.
Chael Sonnen interviewed his Octagon nemesis and BBQ partner on last night's episode of UFC Tonight and--guess what--5 minutes and 23 seconds of hilarity ensued. Tune in above to watch UFC 162 headliner Anderson Silva snub Georges St-Pierre, contemplate retirement, and consider a trilogy fight against the Gangster From West Linn.
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And Anderson Silva is a nightmare matchup for you, Mr. Weidman. I understand the need to ‘sell the fight,’ but what happens if Anderson comes out and destroys Chris Weidman? What then? Is Anderson that good or will the entire fandom of the UFC start to feel like the UFC marketing is constantly lying to them. Therein lies the rub of combat sports: selling the dude who is supposed...
Chael Sonnen really has changed his tune about certain fighters since becoming an analyst and its understandable that he has to but still. Seeing him compliment Big Nog and here being very cordial with his rival Anderson Silva is weird and takes away from all the tongue thrashings he’s given people in the past. But as long as he isn’t ever cool to Lebron James I can forgive...
The UFC has released a short clip featuring many of the organizations top stars offering quick soundbytes as to why Chris Weidman is the man to dethrone long-time middleweight kingpin Anderson SIlva. Daniel Cormier, Gray Maynard, John Moraga, Luke Rockhold and several other offer their opinions as to why this is a significant obstacle for the reigning champ. Watch the clip below...
Middleweight champ and greatest fighter of all time Anderson Silva sits down for an interview with fellow Brazilian Roger Valdivieso. Anderson is going to be bombarded with interviews for the next few days but that is part of his job and his check will have many zeros in it because of the promotion he does now.
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