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Dana White: “I guarantee you [Silva vs. Jones] absolutely happens”

Time is ticking and Dana White looks to be in a rush to make the super-fight happen before the possibility goes out the window on a super-fight between middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Jon Jones ends.  With Jon Jones looking to make a 2013 appearance at heavyweight and Anderson Silva knocking on the door of retirement, match-makers must act fast.

“When people say that, it’s crazy because a lot of people believe that Jon Jones should be fighting at heavyweight anyway,” he said. “So to say that GSP-Anderson Silva doesn’t make sense. The cool thing about it is those are the top-three pound-for-pound fighters in the world, and the greatest fighter of all-time and the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter of all time falls right in the middle. So [Silva] can fight Georges St-Pierre, and he can fight Jon Jones. They both make sense.”

All men involved in the talks seem to be at least open to the idea of a ‘super-fight,’ but with all the contenders lining up and  timing alignment issues, will it truly happen? According to White, it’s a resounding YES.

“I said it in Brazil, and I’ll say it again: Hell yes, they will (fight). I guarantee you that fight will absolutely happen,” White said.

At the age of 25-years-old, according to the champ, he is growing out of his current weight class as we speak.

“I’ll definitely move up to heavyweight, but it will probably be around 2013, maybe at the end of 2013,” he said. “Right now, I have a nutritionist, and I’m starting to take the career a lot more serious than I used to, so my weight cuts are getting a lot easier.

“I walk around a lot thinner, naturally, so that right now I’m like 225 (pounds). It’s like a 20-pound cut. That’s really easy. So I may look bigger than most people than I’m fighting, but I’m really not.”


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