Anderson Silva and Jon Jones have maintained for quite some time that they’re not interested in fighting each other. Jones has said he doesn’t want to face Silva because he has too much to lose. Silva has expressed similar thought. Another issue is that neither fighter wants to change weight classes; Silva fights at 185 and Jones is 205.
But after UFC President Dana White talked about offering them so much money they wouldn’t be able to turn down the fight, Silva suddenly seemed open to the possibility.
According to Bloody Elbow, Silva told Brazilian TV network SporTV that he would be open to the fight. Here’s what he said courtesy of a Bloody Elbow translation:
“People are talking about that so much that… I don’t have this ambition, this (fight) doesn’t motivate me, especially since they have other athletes in my team, such as Lil’ Nog, Maldonado, Feijao, Caldeirao (Wagner Prado), that are in his weight class. My weight class is 185, my belt is of that weight class. But people ar...