Anderson Silva: I don’t think I can beat Jon Jones

Monday, July 01, 2013

Superfights are champion vs. champion bouts, and there is no superfight fans want to see more than Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones.

However, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, speaking without a translator and in English said frankly that he doesn’t think he can beat Jones, and few top fighters take bouts they don’t think they can win.

“Jon Jones, in his class, is the best,” said Silva. “If I fight Jon Jones, I’m don’t think I’m going to win.”

“Jon Jones is different. He’s large. He’s young. But, in the fight, I see in Jon Jones, I see myself from a long time ago. He’s very smart.”

Silva was asked in what areas he might have an advantage over Jones.

“I don’t know,” said Silva. “In my opinion, Spider has more experience than Jon Jones, but that’s the only advantage.”

Silva fight Chris Weidman live on PPV Saturday night at UFC 162.

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