White wants Silva vs Jones for UFC's 20th year


Posted at Mar 01 2013 06:22 PM | Updated as of Mar 02 2013 02:23 AM

MANILA – UFC President Dana White dreams of staging an Anderson Silva-Jon Jones superfight in time for the promotion’s 20th anniversary.

UFC will be celebrating its 20th year with a grand fight card in November.

White said it would be a blast to have Silva face Jones as the headline.

“Anderson [Silva] and [Jon] Jones, that’s the fight I want to see,” said White in Yahoo! Sports.

If the fight pushes through, Silva and Jones will likely meet at a catch weight.

Silva, hailed as today’s MMA pound-for-pound fighter, is the long-time UFC middleweight champion.

Jones, on the other hand, is currently the promotion’s light heavyweight king.

If the fight gets arranged, White said they plan to stage it at the historic Madison Square Garden in New York.

“We’re feeling pretty good about New York, really good” he said.