Jon Jones on fighting Silva: “I’m up for whatever”
While the superfight seems to be one of those things that have become more myth than reality as of late with the possibility of an Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre fight evaporating by the minute, Jon “Bones” Jones figures that if he’s ever asked to participate in a fight with Silva, he’d hold up his end of the bargain.
“I think superfights are important for the sport,” Jones said in an interview with MMAFighting.com. “They’re important for legacies. A desire to compete in one, I really don’t have this big desire to compete against anyone in particular. Right now I have a good recipe of success, and they say if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. So unless someone comes and challenges me, or what not, I’m fine going on about my merry way and competing against these light heavyweights.”
No, Jon Jones isn’t looking for a fight with Anderson Silva. He’s just stating that he won’t back down if the opportunity presents itself. Although both Silva and Jones initially shrugged off inquiries, the reality is that both see a tremendous amount of money to be made and an chance to cement their legacy as the greatest pound for pound fighter of all-time. It may not happen tomorrow, but Jones is cracking the window of opportunity open in the event that the superfight is presented as a real possibility.
“Everything is a possibility,” he continued. “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, and things like that. So who knows what will happen in the future.”
Ultimately, the light heavyweight champion will continue defending his title but wants to let it be known that he’s ready if the fight comes calling.
“I’m up for whatever, man.”