Anderson Silva: I’m Not Scared of Jon Jones, I’m Here To Fight

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva came out on Monday and said that he doesn’t think he can defeat Jon Jones. Whether that’s true or not, Silva was interviewed on last night’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” and he didn’t seem adverse to the idea of a super fight against Jones. His words:

“My opinion is this: I’ll fight Jon Jones, all the guys from my class, all the guys that work in the UFC – all the fighters. I respect all the fighters. I respect Jon Jones. I respect Chris Weidman, but I’m here for working. I’m not scared of Jon Jones, of Chris Weidman or whoever. I’m here to fight. That’s it. It’s simple.”

So regardless of whether he believes he can win or not, he will take the fight because that’s all he wants to do. This interview appears to have quite a contrast to Silva’s words from earlier this week, which many fans deemed as simple mind games by Silva.

And those fans may have a point, because it’s kind of contradictory to come out and say you can’t beat a guy then the next day state that you’re not scared of him and will fight anybody. The details just don’t add up.

Regardless, a Silva vs. Jones super fight is no doubt the holy grail of current MMA, and a fight that Dana White will be absolutely clamoring to make should Silva get by Chris Weidman on Saturday night. While that’s far from a guarantee, it appears Silva is willing to take on the tall task of facing the younger and larger champion in Jones.

Here’s to hoping that the fight is made so all the speculation can come to an end and fans are treated to the biggest fight in the history of the UFC.



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    July 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I think Silva can take Jones even though other fighters have fallen into piles after facing Jones. Silva is the guy that can get past what others can't. Silva even does a better job of dispatching the same opponents that Jones did. Jones has great GNP but Silva if he goes down is super slick and able to shut down attacks to a meaningless rabbit punch scenario and wait for opportunity and when it shows it is usually one and done wether by sub or strike. Would love to see this fight and I actually think that Silva shows Jon the school of hard knocks.

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    July 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Silva changes his opinions and attitude like the wind. I've come to believe absolutely nothing that this man has to say.

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      July 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      All I can say is, if you cheered for all of Silva's opponents, you've been pretty disappointed. Jones and Weidman both stand a good chance, but…….
      I'm speaking as if I were betting money, not simply rooting for one guy or another.

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      July 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      That's because you don't bother to read the full article. Now if you read what exactly Silva is saying, chances are that you may want to re-consider your 'belief' in Silva.

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    July 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    With striking as good as Silva's he has a chance against any man on the planet. However he will struggle to cope with Jones reach and clinch wise and ground wise Jones owns him all day long so Jones will be favourite. Machida landed one good shot on Jones and he made a mistake letting Belfort sink in an arm bar. That aside he has looked untouchable in the octagon. He may not possess the timing in his striking that Silva does but he is more dominant than Silva.

    All this talk of Silva seeing holes in his game is tosh. Silva has way more holes to his game.

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    Mike Drahota

    July 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Guess they just haven't been exposed yet

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    July 3, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Hey Mike, could you post the video, Chael and Anderson talking to each other seems a little bit weird.

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    July 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Thats all i ever wanted to hear….. I will fight anybody ! its my job !
    So all GSP or jones have to say now is lets fight and its on ! ! !

    Finally put the crap to rest, these guys should want to fight each other, TONS of money
    and lets all find out just who is the best ever…. Silva, GSP or the Young Bones Jones.

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    July 4, 2013 at 1:03 am

    You guys needs to listen to the interview of Rich Franklin the first time he met Jon. It's understated even now how MASSIVE jones is. He's huge!!! he's a heavyweight squeezing into a LHW division.

    With that being said, I'd want to watch it. A prime spider as a underdog? wow!

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