Anderson Silva's manager, Ed Soares, said at the UFC on FOX 4 open workouts that he doesn't think a bout with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is the right fight.
"I don't think it's a good fight," Soares said. "I think No. 1, Jon Jones, said he doesn't want the fight, and Anderson said he doesn't want the fight. What is it going to do for Jones if he goes go down in weight to fight Anderson? If he loses it's going to ruin him. If Anderson Silva moves up in weight and fights Jon Jones, here's a lighter guy who's going to take my title? C'mon dude.
"Anderson is fighting a much younger guy, a much bigger guy, and Jon Jones is going to be fighting a smaller guy who technically could be better than him. I can see why each guy wouldn't want to fight. What's the upside?"
"There's money out there regardless," Soares retorted.
"Dana can't force anyone to fight at a bigger weight class. Anderson is the 185-pound champion. He'll fight anyone you put in front of him. So make Jon Jones make 185 pounds if you want that to happen."
And what about Chris Weidman?
"Because he had an impressive win over Mark Munoz and Maia?" Soares paused and rolled his eyes before adding "Sure."
And what about Nick Diaz, who is under suspension until February?
"Sure, we'll consider anyone the UFC puts in front of us, I don't have a choice," said Soares. "Nick Diaz is a good opponent possibly, I mean, he's a smaller guy, but he's a guy who comes out and fights every time, he's going to put on a good fight."
"I don't know what's going to happen (with the suspension), that's a question for Dana and Silva."
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