Anderson Silva made a stop on the Max & Marcellus show on ESPN 710 radio this morning and made some interesting comments about some of his potential future fights.
Although he mentioned his upcoming rematch with Chael Sonnen, who he says ” no respect nothing,” “The Spider” named injured welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre as his most apt opponent out of anyone in the UFC right now.
“Georges is the best fighter in this sport. My opinion is it a great, great, great fight — me and Georges. I like Georges. He’s a good man. He’s a good guy for this sport, and he represents the sport [well] to all the people in Canada,” he explained. “Maybe one day this fight is the good fight.”
When asked if he might move up a weight class (like St-Pierre will likely have to do to make the fight happen) to face Jon Jones, Silva rejected the notion because “Bones” is in a different weight class. Ironic, isn’t it, since he’s willing to fight a welterweight.
“No man. I see the start…the first time that Jon Jones [fought]. I’m seeing [him like me in] my first fight. I talked to Jon Jones maybe for three or four days when we stayed together in the UFC. I told him, ‘Hey man, you’re the best; this time you need to take your focus to training. You have more and more fights a year, but you no have opponents.’ A fight with Jon Jones, this is maybe no good,” Silva stated. “I’m in a different class. In my academy we have Rogerio Minotoro [Noguiera], Rafael Feijao and Lyoto Machida. All the guys are the same class [as Jon Jones]. One day I watched the first fight of Jon Jones [in the UFC] and I said, ‘I like this guy.’ He is great. I like it. He has the old positions. I like it. I don’t know. A fight with me is just no good fight.”
Jones was on Opie and Anthony yesterday and said that he would take a fight with Silva if its what the UFC and the fans wanted. I’d link the interview and the quote, but we don’t want any more pests lingering in the comment section, so you’ll just have to take my word on it. They managed to get Dana to block us again on Twitter, so chalk one up for the nerds and outcasts of the Tweet world.