Anderson Silva trains at Blackhouse in the USA, and at X-Gym in Brazil under Josuel Distak. In addition to the UFC Middleweight champion, Distak trains rising UFC welterweight Erick Silva, former Strikeforce champions Rafael Cavalcante and Ronaldo Souza, among other notables.
In an interview with Sherdog, Distak looked past the superfight with GSP that Silva is pusuing, and discussed a superfight that is even bigger in every way - Anderson Silva vs. UFC Lightheavyweight champion Jon Jones.
To Distak, the strategy to beat Jon Jones is unknown, because no one has put the former JUCO national champion on his back.
"Actually, we have not seen Jon Jones on his back,” said Distak. “Vitor [Belfort] got his arm; he had the opportunity. Actually Jones is unpredictable. To me the strategy to do a fight with him would involve finding out how he fights on his back."
The question then is of course a straight forward one - can Anderson Silva put Jon Jones on his back?