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Anderson Silva Still Talking GSP Fight, But Says No Way to a Possible Jones Pairing


(“I would not fight anyone here. These are my friends.”)

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.

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KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- February 17, 2012 at 3:59 am
I wonder if Silva's knees hurt from all that ducking
XENOPHON- February 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm
This is fucking bullshit. Its scripted fighting. The UFC tells GSP what to say, or at least how to steer an interview topic, then Anderson does the same, an Jones also follows in his contract. The UFC won't waste their best 3 fighters reputations on having one fail any sooner than need be. Jones would crush Silva, Silva would crush GSP, and GSP can be crushed by focusing on his vulnerable knee's.
darrenm- February 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm
Let's see... Silva doesn't want to fight Jones where he's in a different weight class and all.

But GSP has never fought above welterweight while Silva has already had a couple fights at LHW.

And Silva has a 4 inch height advantage over GSP, while Jones is two inches taller than Silva.

Jones has already said he'd do the fight if required by the UFC... It looks like Silva would rather take the easier fight with a guy he has a huge size advantage over.
RwilsonR- February 16, 2012 at 7:43 am
@ tardjitsu - the weight class difference is 15lbs between WW and MW, and 20lbs between MW and LHW. If you're talking about walking around weight, I'd say Anderson is much closer to Jones' weight than he is to GSP's. I think when it comes down to it, their is some legitimacy to what he is saying that he doesn't want to step on the toes of his teammates at 205, even though we all know none of them is getting a title shot again. I do think he is dodging Jones, not because he's sure he will lose (I think there's a good chance he could win), but if he does lose there is a good chance it will come by nasty elbows cutting up his face and breaking his nose. Anderson has said since at least the Cote fight that he is getting older and doesn't want to come out of a fight with a scratch on him.
RearNakedSpoon- February 16, 2012 at 5:56 am
@Tardjitsu - It's the lack of reach and height advantage against Jones that troubles Silva, he likes to pick on smaller guys.
Tardjitsu- February 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm
There's logic to his statement. There's a 10 lb difference between him and GSP, while there is 25 lbs separating him and Bones.
RaginAsian- February 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm
Bones would crush him and he knows it. Might as well just say it.
skeletor- February 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Silva knows he cant win. I gotta say I admire those pests for there Danga hate.
Jackbequick- February 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm
If Chael doesn't get shanked in Brazil or manages to lose, I say let Palhares have at him. Memory serve me correct, Anderson's got a pussy-foot and Stump a strange heel fetish.
RearNakedSpoon- February 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm
Before that it was Machida.
The12ozCurls- February 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm
@RearNakedSpoon -- I don't think he ever dodged until the last 8 months or so - first with Chael and now with Bones
RearNakedSpoon- February 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm
They should have a vote for all the fans to pick any match-up's they want and the top 5 are made. So much better than letting pussy's like Anderson dodge their way through a career.
Fatty McDickbutts- February 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Sounds like Silva doesn't wanna get fist-fucked by Jonny boy. Who can blame him, though?
Jackbequick- February 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm
Is any of this going to matter when Sonnen takes his 12 lbs of gold??
ThePeoplesTroll- February 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm
A. Silva is preserving whatever dignity lyoto still has by not moving up in weight and KO'ing jones. Good man Anderson.
intercept440- February 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm
A. Silva would rather dance around on stage with the devil's midget bieber rather than fight jones
The12ozCurls- February 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm
Huh? -- "pests lingering in the comment section" -- They were not pests - they were entertaining as hell - with the inferior grammar and idle threats. I had fun with that shit yesterday. For a bunch of illeged dope-smoking meatheads, the Potato Nation came across as what we truly are. Intelligent dope-smoking meatheads.
The12ozCurls- February 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm
LoL - so much for "baby steps" -- Back in the Dana Dog House. At least we are not alone in the dog house. Anthony Johnson can keep us warm in here so long as he doesn't try and eat us.
Shaky- February 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm
More like Weenie and the Butt....wait...too soon?
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