Meltzer: UFC hoping to make Jones vs. Silva at Cowboy stadium in fall


Perhaps now the biggest superfight that is being discussed is middleweight champion Anderson Silva versus light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, this bout is actually being discussed internally at the UFC and if everything lines up, it's a super fight we may actually see:

"Nothing was said as far as when or where the match will take place. There is an idea floating around to try and put on the biggest show in company history at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas this fall. Several things would have to fall into place for this to happen, the key being Anderson Silva retaining the middleweight title against Chris Weidman, and not being banged up in the process. In addition, Jon Jones would have to be recovered from his own toe injury, and UFC would have to work out a deal to get the two of them to fight. Each has his own reasons, but neither has exactly clamored to fight the other. Having all those things fall into place makes this very much a longshot of actually happening.

The idea would be to have Silva vs. Jon Jones and Velasquez vs. Dos Santos at the stadium, in October, at the same time as the state fair of Texas, perhaps on 10/12 or 10/19. That much is known to be at least something talked about. With Madison Square Garden seeming more and more unlikely for November, this show could be billed as UFC 20th anniversary show, with the idea of trying to repeat the success of UFC 100."

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Pessimist_Pete site profile image  

6/1/13 12:00 AM by Pessimist_Pete

I honestly think JBJ would dump Silva on his back and elbow him to Bolivia

MadDogMickle site profile image  

5/31/13 11:07 PM by MadDogMickle

That's kind of the problem. You do this fight, and there is your peak. The rest would "ordinary" by comparison

UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA site profile image  

5/31/13 9:10 AM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

Wait so in one thread you are bitching and crying that Anderson is a pussy for saying he wants to fight RJJ, and that in the past he asked for GSP instead of Jones. Now there is talk of the Jones fight in this thread and you're hoping Weidman ruins the plans?Makes total sense....

UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA site profile image  

5/31/13 9:08 AM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

Can you source that for me please!

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

5/31/13 9:04 AM by Pitbull3744

We will see what weidman has to say about that. PLEASE CHRIS RUIN THE UFCS PLAN!!!!!!

mikinoki site profile image  

5/31/13 9:01 AM by mikinoki

Even if Weidman wins they will probably do Cain vs jds main event and Weidman vs Silva comain at Cowboys Stadium so...

awesomestprime site profile image  

5/31/13 8:48 AM by awesomestprime

This is the only fight that can be made in MMA that I would NOT MISS.I'd pay 100 dollars to see this one.

UGCTT_ScarecrowRio site profile image  

5/31/13 8:42 AM by UGCTT_ScarecrowRio

Bigfoot ruins the Overeem hypeCat almost ruined UFC's hope for Rousey vs Tate TUFLets go Weidman! Keep the ball rolling and make the 13 in 2013 count for UFC's plans!

Y2JB site profile image  

5/31/13 4:55 AM by Y2JB

"Reed Rothchild - I don't see this fight doing that well in ticket sales..."That is literally the dumbest thing ever said on this forum. Congratulations.

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

5/31/13 2:54 AM by Reed Rothchild

I don't see this fight doing that well in ticket sales... GSP vs Anderson would do much better