UFC president Dana White has said adamantly as of late that he plans on putting together a super-fight between champions Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. The fighters however have been nothing short of coy on the subject. During a recent interview with Tatame Magazine, Silva has given his price for the proposed super-fight.
That gives a new meaning to “Anderson Silva money.” Obviously a comical attempt at an unattainable agreement. Fedor Emelianenko’s management would have a better shot at co-promoting an event than the UFC giving out 50% of its stock to Silva. According to a recent report, the UFC is valued at $2.5 billion, making half $1.25 billion. Here’s what Silva said when asked why he would need such an exorbitant amount.
“I have my projects out of the UFC and I want to put them into practice. To open my school (martial arts) in Los Angeles. I do my thing, take a breath a little, take time with my family. I have better things to do (than just taking punch in the face).”
The answer might as well have been “there is no chance of us meeting,” but with president Dana White promising fans the match-up, he may have something else up his sleeves to coax the anointed GOAT into a fight with Jones.