Jon Jones: I'd rather not deal with Anderson Silva


Quick, what is the scariest thing you can think of? A hungry Hannibal Lecter mentored by that short lady with a hammer from Misery? Being in a human centipede just behind Tank Abbott?

For MMA, up there with Wanderlei Silva with an axe, is Jon Jones mentored by Anderson Silva. And that is exactly what Jones said he wants in a recent interview with OGlobo's SporTV.

As the two most dominant champions in their respective divisions, the two are at the top of the fan deam fight list to face each other.

 "My job is to be prepared to face the best in the world," said Jones. "I'd rather not deal with Anderson, but if I have to fight him, I will focus on my confidence and on my technique. I respect and look up to him so much. For me, the ideal scenario would be having him as my mentor and learn with him after he retires. It would be great for me. That would be ideal, but the world wants to see us fighting."

Instead, Jones seems to have set his hights on a hgher (weight) division. "I spoke with Dana White about making a heavyweight fight in 2012," Joens said. "But he said he didn't consider it a good idea right now. But after beating Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans and maybe Alexander Gustafsson in 2012, I don't see what to do in this division, not wanting to disrespect anybody."

The resaon you have a fight, is you don't know who is going to win. Before any moving up or down in divisions, Jones has a date with a "divorced" Rashad Evans at UFC 145 on April 21.

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ssj site profile image  

3/12/12 1:33 AM by ssj

Jones is cocky enough to think his standup (herp a derp I have massive reach) is good enough to roll with Anderson.As seen by the uninformed opinions above.Jones to stand with Anderson, Anderson KO R1.That's why Dana doesn't want to do it, he will wreck his young cash cow

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3/11/12 8:50 PM by dahosse

a went the other way as well.

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3/11/12 8:49 PM by dahosse

This is real talk. Jones is very like the starved-down ubereem of yesteryear- except that he's a badass wrestler and has a good chin. He might very well be the first real mma champ that graduates from being champ in one class to being king of kings- heavyweight champ. Randy went the other way, overreem was never a champ, bj penn is going to get diabetes, and machid

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3/11/12 7:10 PM by ChaosOverkill

if the ufc wants to go to the next level they need to have superfightsaldo vs cruz (if he beats faber again)gsp vs andersonanderson vs jones

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3/11/12 6:56 PM by valetudosuperfight

Unless Anderson impresses me against Sonnen I am going to bet on JBJ.

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3/11/12 5:54 PM by Proteus The Invincible

Anderson is great, but I wouldn't give him much of a chance in that fight. He hasn't got the wrestling of guys like Machida and Bader, let alone the wrestling to stop one of Jones' takedowns. Also, Maia, Leites and Cote all avoided being knocked out by Anderson, so I could easily see Jones at least holding his own in the stand-up.Overall, I think it would be a very brutal fight, with Jon frustrating Anderson on the feet, and then taking him down and smashing him with elbows. I wouldn't expect the fight to be very long, but Anderson does have a great chin, so there's a chance that he could last a few rounds.

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3/11/12 5:49 PM by AGC IV

Pipe down small penis

AGC IV site profile image  

3/11/12 5:47 PM by AGC IV

Yea since jones is so much like Chael. And bisping like anderson.

Sal Penis site profile image  

3/11/12 5:10 PM by Sal Penis

I would like to see this fight. Both these guys touted as being the best then why not see who is the best? Stop being a bunch of pussies 'ooh boo hoo anderson is too old i dont want to see him get hurt!! Wahh" STFU. You think Fedor or Dan would say no to a fight to see who is the best? Fuck no. Fucking noobs.

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3/11/12 4:57 PM by Manny Yarbrough GOAT

and I'd be willing to bet that most of the idiots saying Jones would easily take down and GNP Anderson back to Bolivia said the same exact same thing when Chael fought Bisping.