Jones won't rule out Silva superfight
MANILA, Philippines – Although he’s not looking for one, UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones is not ruling out a superfight against mixed martial arts’ (MMA) pound-for-pound king and fellow champion Anderson Silva.
"Everything is a possibility," Jones said in MMA Fighting.
"I really can't count too much out. I do believe that we're put on this earth to think big and dream big, and not limit ourselves. And fighting Anderson would be a definite testament of my faith and my warrior experience… So who knows what will happen in the future?"
UFC president Dana White has promised to treat fight fans with a couple of Silva superfights involving UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Jones.
White said Silva may be reserved while talking about fighting Jones and St-Pierre, but the UFC executive said the Brazilian fighter talks differently behind closed doors.
"Anderson Silva is a guy that likes to challenge himself," said White. "And I think he likes to [expletive] with you guys, to be honest with you. I'll read something and I'll be like, 'What the [expletive]? He said that?' I think he just plays with you guys because the conversations we have behind the scenes are completely different then what is said publicly.”
"He'll fight anybody. He'll fight anybody, and he knows he'll win if he does. That's how he talks behind closed doors," White added.