During today’s UFC 140 press conference in Toronto, Dana White was asked about a potential superfight between UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, “once Jones goes through Machida and Evans” and the UFC president revealed that one of the variables that stands in the way of the bout happening is a likely second meeting between “The Spider” and Chael Sonnen.
“[Jones] just whispered, ‘You can’t look past these guys.’ He’s got two tough fights ahead of him and then Anderson’s gonna continue to fight. He’ll probably end up fighting Chael Sonnen [next]. They’ve got a lot of tough guys in front of them.”
White stopped short of naming a date for the Sonnen-Silva rematch since Anderson is currently rehabilitating a shoulder injury. It’s likely that Sonnen will sit and wait for the bout rather than take a fight in the meantime against someone like Vitor Belfort since he stands to lose his spot in line if he loses. The pre-fight smack talk between Vitor and Chael would be epic, judging by the recent Twitter exchanges.