'Only Anderson Silva can beat Jon Jones'


Posted at Jan 17 2013 06:41 PM | Updated as of Jan 18 2013 02:41 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Brazilian legend Wanderlei Silva believes there is only one man who has what it takes to defeat UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones – the middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva.

In an interview with Sherdog, Silva addressed the upcoming fight between Jones and No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen. 

“It was a fight I wanted to see, but Jones will swallow Sonnen,” said Silva. “I spoke with Jones and I told him that he can win the fight only with jabs, with one hand tied behind his back.”

“The only person who can beat Jones today is Anderson,” he added.

A clash between Jones and Silva is among the mega-fights that UFC president Dana White wants to put together in 2013, although both fighters have said that they are unwilling to face each other.

Jones will defend his light heavyweight championship against Sonnen on April 27.