If there is one super fight in mixed martial arts that has been talked about as much as Fedor Emelianenko vs. Randy Couture once was, it is Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva. Both fighters have been extremely dominant, especially Silva, who recently defended his UFC middleweight title for a record tenth time.
Jones has defended his UFC light heavyweight title three times, and on Sept. 1 will face former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Dan Henderson. If Jones is able to run through Henderson like he has all his previous opponents, the Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones talk is only going to intensify.
Jones was recently asked by FOX 11′s James Koh his thoughts on a potential bout with Silva. The light heavyweight champ was not too keen on the idea:
“He’s kind of like my idol. And fighting your idol, it’s not a thrill for me. I don’t want to beat Anderson Silva. I don’t want to lose to Anderson Silva. It’s a lose-lose situation in my opinion. … It’s not really a testament of worrying about losing, like I said earlier, I don’t want to beat Anderson Silva. I don’t want to lose to Anderson Silva. That’s really how I feel.It is a lose-lose situation for me.”
Jones was asked if he thought if his unwillingness to fight Silva might turn off his fans:
“No I’m not really worried. My only job really is to be myself and to compete at the highest level and to be the best most dominant light heavyweight that there ever was.”
Sorry fight fans. It doesn’t look like this fight is happening anytime soon. Anderson Silva was also recently asked about a potential fight with Jones at the UFC 148 post-fight press conference, and he also did not appear interested in the bout and seems intent on finishing out his career at 185 pounds.
Watch Jones’ entire interview with FOX 11′s James Koh below: