Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Anderson Silva Not Interested In Fight With Jon Jones

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Anderson Silva will move up in weight to face Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 but don't expect a super fight with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones anytime soon.

The 37 year old Middleweight Champion discussed why he doesn't want to fight Jones yesterday at the UFC 153 press conferenced:

“There's always been a lot of talk about me moving up to 205, I know Dana has talked about it a lot, all the fans have talked a lot about me moving up and facing Jon Jones, but it's something I've never wanted. I won't be pretentious to say that I want to move up, especially because there's other guys in that weight class on our team like Rafael Feijao (Cavalcante), (Antonio Rogerio) Minotoro Nogueira, there's other guys that could potentially face Jon Jones in the future. I'm 37-years old and I feel like I need to be honest and to continue what I've built which is keep defending my belt at 185.”

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