For a long time now, the thought of a superfight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been talked about as the fight fans’ ultimate dream match-up.
After Silva’s record-breaking undefeated streak was snapped by current middleweight champ Chris Weidman at UFC 162 and he lost his title to the American, those talks died down somewhat. But even now, the prospect of seeing perhaps the two most talented combatants in MMA history square-off is something that excites the vast majority of fans.
It’s doubtful that Jones vs Silva will ever happen for real, as Jon has made it clear he has no ambition to face the all-time great.
“I would never want to fight Anderson. Never. Ever,” Jones said. “I just look up to him so much… Athletes of that caliber don’t come around that often. I don’t want to be the guy to beat him. Even though that’s happened already, I wouldn’t want to lose to him and I don’t want to beat him. “