UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva celebrated his 36 birthday this past week, and with 40 looming in the near future, fans have been calling for super-fights against the champions below and above his class. When asked by R7 Esportes about a possible future match-up with the impressive Jon Jones, Silva had this to say.
“No way, he is in another category, we’re friends and we will not face [each other].”
Recently, Silva invited the young talent to the debut of his documentary “Like Water” at the Tribeca Film Festival.
When asked about a super fight between himself and the smaller Georges St-Pierre however it’s a different story says Silva.
“Georges St-Pierre – yes, [we] have a chance to fight,” Silva stated. “Everything will depend on our results. Depends on if he wins at UFC 129 and I win in August. Perhaps then, this fight can happen.”
As for Silva looking for revenge against his next challenger Yushin Okami at UFC Rio, Silva says it’s a moot point.
“I’ll face Okami, but I’m not looking for revenge. I’m going there to do my job,” Silva flatly stated. “It is a great opportunity because the UFC is back to Brazil. The fight is very important for me and for him.”