White: Jones vs. Silva super fight could happen this year


Super fights have been a much talked about topic in mixed martial arts this year. The most talked about super fight had been Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva, but know it seems like more people are interested in seeing Silva fight lightheavyweight champion Jon Jones. UFC President Dana White recently spoke with CBS Atlanta and re-affirmed that we could see that super fight in 2013:

"Silva has a fight coming up on July 6, he's fighting Chris Weidman. Many people think this is a very serious threat to his record and his title and everything else. But if he gets past this test with Weidman, we could see this [Jones] super fight this year."

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BernardHopkins site profile image  

5/24/13 12:07 PM by BernardHopkins

no i was meaning that is what he will say eventually.i was saying i think thats how this will all play out

UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA site profile image  

5/24/13 12:03 PM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

True. But GSP has pretty much always opposed doing this fight from 2010 to now. Where Silva and bones have both most recently said they wanted the fight or that it was a real possibility. I see this as having a better chance than gsp/Silva ever had outside if right before the maia fight.

UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA site profile image  

5/24/13 12:00 PM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

Jon's toe. Jon fighting Alexander. Injuries from Silva weidman. Location. Pay plan.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

5/24/13 8:12 AM by Lazer MMA

Source for JBJ statement on when he can fight next?

BernardHopkins site profile image  

5/24/13 7:55 AM by BernardHopkins

Promoters gonna promote. Silva and Jones, especially jones, have both said they dont want this fight...or not anytime soon at least."This year" only has about 6months left, Jones has a nasty toe injury, Silva is about to fight weed man - and we all know once he shuts weidman up, he will take the rest of the year off to let it marinate in all you doubters heads.Silva KOs weidman then doesnt fight again until Mid 2014. Jones says the to injury is so bad that he cant fight again until around early 2013. He beats another lesser opponent, then dana starts this talk all over again.

BrocksSwockRanTrane_onShane site profile image  

5/24/13 3:19 AM by BrocksSwockRanTrane_onShane

If they fight before Anderson has lost i will buy you a blue name... This fight is not going to happen.

ThatKickDidntHuroooohhhhhhhh site profile image  

5/24/13 12:19 AM by ThatKickDidntHuroooohhhhhhhh

Great point. Mayweather and Pacquiao arguably made themselves into bigger stars by NOT fighting each other.

Bisping decisioned my SN site profile image  

5/23/13 6:32 PM by Bisping decisioned my SN

Yea but that's because of BJs mentality. He will fight just about anyone. Only reason we saw that fight. Gsp and Silva not so much.

Il Duce site profile image  

5/23/13 6:30 PM by Il Duce

Begin sarcasmOh wow, that Silva Weidman I had very little interest just got really interesting! End sarcasmDana just trying to sell the Weidman fight. Whatever, I'm already going to watch it.

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5/23/13 6:29 PM by Bisping decisioned my SN

While I agree. Remember two key things Silva is slowing down due to age. Matchups make fights. Weidman has the tools to beat ando with his wrestling. His mma wrestling is i par with Chaels but he has better BJJ and standup. Sure if he stands with silva he will get put down. But he's not unless he's an idiot. He will be able to take silva down with ease. Should still be a good fight because he doesn't have Jon Jones ground and pound. ( who I think would retire Silva to be completely honest) I know plenty of people have said this guy will beat silva and then the next guy and then the next. I never have thought that other then the 2 Chael fight thought he might have a chance. Weidman has a much better odds then Chael at dethroning the champ. I will be putting $200 on weidman just because of the odds. But as many will tell you, NEVER BET AGAINST SILVA...