Jon Jones: ‘I’m totally not afraid of Anderson Silva’

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva is not a young man at age 37, and is looking for legacy fights. Of particular interest lately has been a potential superfight with UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, but GSP is apparently fighting Nick Diaz next.

So who is next for Anderson Silva?

Although Silva has not expressed a great desire to fight UFC Lightheavyweight champion Jon Jones, neither has he completely ruled it out.

In a recent interview, Jon Jones discussed a possible superfight with Anderson Silva.

“I think superfights are important for the sport, important for legacies,” said Jones. “A desire to compete in one, I really don’t have it because I don’t desire to compete against anyone in particular.”

“Unless someone comes and challenges me, I’m fine going on my merry way and competing against these light heavyweights.”

“Everything’s a possibility. I do believe that we’re put on this earth to think big and dream big, and not limiting ourselves, and fighting Anderson would be a definitely testament of my faith, and my warrior spirit.”

“So who knows what will happen in the future.”

“I’m totally not afraid of Anderson. Not afraid of any man.”

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Jon Jones fights Chael Sonnen on April 27th in the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.