It’s been some time since we’ve seen a ‘super-fight‘ in the UFC. A champion versus a champion like BJ Penn vs. Georges St-Pierre. The fans have called for the dominating champions of today to battle each other but it has yet to materialize. With light heavyweight champ Jon Jones looking to be mentored by middleweight champ Anderson Silva rather than battling him, it does not look like we will any ‘super-fights‘ anytime soon.
My job is to be prepared to face the best in the world” said Jones. “I’d rather not deal with Anderson, but if I have to fight him, I will focus on my confidence and on my technique. I respect and look up to him (Silva) so much. For me, the ideal scenario would be having him as my mentor and learn with him after he retires. It would be great for me. That would be ideal, but the world wants to see us fighting.”
Perhaps Jones against a heavyweight champion would still entice the MMA fan as Jones is still open to a move up in weight in the near future.
“I spoke with Dana White about making a heavyweight fight in 2012 but he said he didn’t consider it a good idea right now. But after beating Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans and maybe Alexander Gustafsson in 2012, I don’t see what to do in this division, not wanting to disrespect anybody.”
Similar to what we saw of Anderson Silva as he cleared the division and moved to light heavyweight to demolish opponents, we may see reenacted by Jones in 2013.
Source: Sensei SporTV