"I’m a man with honor," said Silva, as transcribed by B/R. "I’d never fight Jacare or Lyoto. I’d even stop fighting just not to fight them."
"Jacare is a guy that has been doing a great job and can earn a title shot. Lyoto is a close friend, a great athlete, and we train together, just like Jacare."
"If we get to a point where we’d have to fight, I’d even give up the title."
Silva has a rematch with current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 168 on Dec 28.