Jon Jones: Fighting Anderson Silva is a lose-lose situation

Reigning UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jon “Bones” Jones, once again closed the door on the possible superfight with Anderson Silva. According to Jones, such fight would be a lose-lose situation for both fighters, adding that he has no intentions to become “the man who beat Anderson Silva“.

Here’s what Jones had to say in an interview with espn.com:

“It’s not that he won’t fight me or I won’t fight him. To be dead honest, it’s – we both have a lot to lose. And we both respect each other a lot and we are both striving for personal greatness. I don’t want to crap on his greatness; I don’t want him crapping on my greatness. You know, we are in completely different weight classes.

We both have sponsor deals and things that are really important to us and a big part of that sponsorship package is being a winner, being a champion. And having us fight each other someone’s championship is going to go away. I respect Anderson Silva so much; I don’t want to be the guy to beat him. I don’t want to lose to him either; it’s a lose-lose situation.”

Jon Jones will defend his title on September 1st, facing the legendary Dan Henderson at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones is currently 16-1 in his MMA career, with convincing victories against some of the best talent the UFC Light Heavyweight division has to offer.

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41 Comments

  1. Avatar of kungfurule

    kungfurule

    July 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    joney maybe a bit arrogant but he makes good points. The only people who benefit from a so-called super fight are the promoter and of course the fans but then everyone knows we don’t count. If AS wants to move up to LHW (small chance thought possible) then boney has no option as you know SIlva will be gunning for the Belt, DW make this fight happen you old douche bag :)!!!

  2. Avatar of saulgood

    saulgood

    July 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Thats the beauty of catch weight “super fights” . Win win win situation keep your belt, get paid, and make fans happy.

  3. Avatar of IChokePeople

    IChokePeople

    July 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Anderson was fiening fear of Jones at the post fight presser and now Jones is saying it is a lose lose for both fighters. Damn, somebodies are in love.

  4. Avatar of odeh91

    odeh91

    July 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    since when do you care about your opponent Jones you didn’t put rashad in consideration when you f*** his life up and now all the sudden you’re worried about anderson silva’s greatness go f*** yourself jone your just a scared little bitch

  5. Avatar of jipariente8a

    jipariente8a

    July 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    this is the biggest pile of shit of them all…. if you are a professional and want to be the best then why don’t fight the “supposedly” GOAT. If you care waaay too much about your sponsorship trust me, they will pay you more for that fight.. ****ing fighters… they turn out to be such puss**s

  6. Avatar of XSpeedX

    XSpeedX

    July 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    bj penn nd gsp didnt have a problem with the fight

  7. Avatar of Xavier L

    Xavier L

    July 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Even though he´s probably right…he should have a filter from his brain to his mouth and not say these things…he´s already getting boo´ed everywhere he goes…and probably most people that watch his fights tune in hoping to see him loose…horribly. He should hire a PR coach if he wants to keep his sponsors because in the end… if he´s not appealing to the fans…he´s not appealing to the business.

  8. Avatar of roybonesjr

    roybonesjr

    July 11, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    yeah thats BJ Penn though the guy fought ****ing Machida

  9. Avatar of johndo11

    johndo11

    July 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Way to “Go get some fans Jon”

  10. Avatar of reesch_me

    reesch_me

    July 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    he damn near almost called A.S his best friend

  11. Avatar of Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee

    July 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t agree. That’s like saying if you’re a student you have to take the hardest courses in the toughest school or you’re a pussie. If you’re a doctor and you don’t work on the front line in Afghanistan you’re a pussie. If you’re a reporter and you don’t go on a boat off Samalia to report on pirates you’re a pussie. Etc.

    You can set a goal to be the best where you are. That’s his job.

    I respect he didn’t make up a lame excuse and spoke forthrightly about sponsors and his respect for Anderson.

  12. Avatar of MMAeveryDay

    MMAeveryDay

    July 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I second that! 195lb catch weight bout for the fans and wallets. You want to be the greatest, remove all doubt and fight the greatest

  13. Avatar of mrpedigree

    mrpedigree

    July 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    get and move up to HW then and take your boxing lesson from JDS !

  14. Avatar of dropkickmurphy

    dropkickmurphy

    July 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    So is driving while you are pissed.

  15. Avatar of dray12

    dray12

    July 12, 2012 at 12:41 am

    If the money was right I GUARENTEE Jones accepts this fight. I don’t think Anderson will accept it though. I’d love to see it, but Jones will be going up to HW eventually so there’s nothing to complain about.

  16. Avatar of ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    July 12, 2012 at 12:43 am

    catchweight doesnt fix anything, just means the loser gets to keep a belt that no one believes they should have anymore

    theres no way bones makes it to 185 so either silva goes and challenges at 205 or it doesnt happen, and having 1 champion holding 2 belts doesn’t help a promotion if he’s still only fighting twice a year..

  17. Avatar of KeithFarrell

    KeithFarrell

    July 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Lose lose situation? I would call beating the best fighter ever a win situation

  18. Avatar of ogobska

    ogobska

    July 12, 2012 at 1:22 am

    dos santos vs jon bone jones is gonna be a BOMB! explosives all night!

  19. Avatar of mindkontrolle

    mindkontrolle

    July 12, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Arrogant fvck of a kid is now on the same level as Anderson Silva. OK sure, why not heavyweight Jon? You only have a 10 inch reach advantage over everyone in the LHW division. One word for you Jones: boo.

  20. Avatar of Entity

    Entity

    July 12, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Just remember, if you f*ck a bear and fight a woman, you’re still a wuss.

  21. Avatar of DR3W

    DR3W

    July 12, 2012 at 2:13 am

    He has some points but that being said. At the end of the day if your goal is to be the best, then you you have to beat best. In most eyes Anderson is. It doesnt have to be a title fight. We all just want to see the matchup.

  22. Avatar of Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee

    July 12, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Aww, you promised you’d keep that to yourself.

  23. Avatar of newbreed07

    newbreed07

    July 12, 2012 at 2:37 am

    The way I see it, if the guys care more about their personal greatness then thats okay but then dont feed us crap like I want to fight the best guy possible or I want to put on a great show for the fans. You might but on a great show for us for that one fight but the best fight possible is all the fans want to see this is why I try not to have a favorite fighter because guys like Silva and Jones dont care about their fans and thats fine but don’t act like you care when you obviously dont

  24. Avatar of Evan Holober

    Evan Holober

    July 12, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Meh. I don’t really care about seeing this fight anyway, IMO Jones would be way too much for Anderson strictly based on the wrestling/grappling and big size advantage. So it doesn’t matter.

  25. Avatar of jipariente8a

    jipariente8a

    July 12, 2012 at 3:23 am

    And I dont agree with what you just said… so if you have a kid that is dying you wont so surgery on him because you don’t want to be the one that probably makes him die ??? come on…

  26. Avatar of Nemesis

    Nemesis

    July 12, 2012 at 4:08 am

    You fight him.

  27. Avatar of Nemesis

    Nemesis

    July 12, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Why isn’t anyone crying or calling out st pierre to fight at MW? it’s such an easy division right and the fights on supposed to have been in the works for the last four years.

    Turn down the dumb

  28. Avatar of highkick12

    highkick12

    July 12, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Cant argue with that. If they fight each other than someone has to lose, or they can just keep dominating their respective weight classes, who wouldn’t want that. If they were both closing in on the end of their careers I could see them wanting to see what the other has but seeing as how Jones is so much younger than Anderson I don’t mind them not fighting. And they are my 2 most exciting fighters to watch right now and I still dont mind not seeing them battle.

  29. Avatar of xdecemberguy

    xdecemberguy

    July 12, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Don’t worry Jon. Soon Hendo will be the champion and the pressure will be off of you. Hendo is going to KO you and bring you back down to earth.

  30. Avatar of japanegro23

    japanegro23

    July 12, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Oh I bet it would be super hard for Jones to make 195. He probably walks in the cage around 230 235. Just a guess though.

  31. Avatar of azzkika

    azzkika

    July 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    BJ relishes the challenge. Some guys relish the limelight with minimal risk.

  32. Avatar of azzkika

    azzkika

    July 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Look at how Silva was dominated by Sonnen a mediocre fighter. Jon Jones would wreck Silva no problem.

  33. Avatar of azzkika

    azzkika

    July 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Look at how Silva was dominated by Sonnen a mediocre fighter. Jon Jones would wreck Silva no problem.

  34. Avatar of toxic

    toxic

    July 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    both anderson and jones have found their spot in a division which they dominate by superior reach…
    if they moved up a division they would found them selfs in a completly different situation…
    anderson doesnt have much left so he will stay put and I doubt that we will ever see Jones move up to HW. He doesnt have the balls and he loves the advantage he has right now…
    and we never see theese to guys fight.

  35. Avatar of M1_Global_Gangsta

    M1_Global_Gangsta

    July 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I can understand Jones. Who would liek to really go in the cage with AS ? He is a monster.

    I think No superfights will happen in the UFC , GSp will keep ruling the WW until he moves up (after Silva retires because GSp is scared)

    GSP was hopin Sonnen to win ,so he would not have to fight AS if he was moving up, but now that he saw how AS TDD is good, he wont go up, than Mac Donald will be tired of waiting and will challenge GSP.

    Jones will stay LWH to use his size advantage and he is right to do that. If you have an advantage,why not using it ?

  36. Avatar of MereDictum

    MereDictum

    July 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Hey jon, your greatness is highly overrated.

  37. Avatar of MMAfan87

    MMAfan87

    July 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Jones walks around at 221 he said it in a press conference he says he makes 205 easy…Honestly I think AS should come up to 205 and fight him. I don’t wanna see a sick and weak JJ

  38. Avatar of MMAfan87

    MMAfan87

    July 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    You are seriously ****in retarded…Hendo cant put the “H” Bomb on him if he can’t reach him…. All these Hendo fan boys make me laugh…. Jon has his issues but lets put the brass facts out there if Machida and Evans couldn’t get close enough to putting significant damage on JJ with their speed and power I highly doubt Hendo will be able to get through that Area Code of a reach…So once again your a F’N retard….your welcome

  39. Avatar of MMAfan87

    MMAfan87

    July 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    its true…we all know AS weakiness is a good wresterler….Jon Jones would derail Silva….honestly it wouldn’t be very fun to watch I don’t wanna see Silva go out like that your comparing Apples to Oranges here

  40. Avatar of MMAfan87

    MMAfan87

    July 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    well I guess that means that Bader, Shogun, Rampage, Machida, and Evans where 4 out of 5 we’re belt holder all suck??? Ya your probably right he’s over rated…..idiot

  41. Avatar of azzkika

    azzkika

    July 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Anderson was not feigning fear. He really doesn’t want to fight Jones. As soon as Jones became champ Silva invited him to a party then said he could never fight because they are friends to which Jones said he would be prepared to fight Silva but has since changed stance somewhat.

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