Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva has no interest in fighting the promotion's current Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones, in a UFC "superfight," despite dominating the 185-pound division for the past six years.
In fairness to the Brazilian, that's not a match-up that interests "Bones," either, who prefers to keep "The Spider" as a friend and mentor rather than a potential opponent. Probably because Jones is more inclined to move up to heavyweight at some point in the near future.
UFC President Dana White, however, isn't ruling anything out.
After the jump, the Las Vegas fight boss breaks down the future for both champions to USA Today, as well as why he's taking a "wait and see" attitude when it comes to a possible Silva vs. Jones super-showdown.
"He said he wouldn't fight Chael again, either. The two times he went to 205, it wasn't because he wanted to, it was because I asked him to. I love being involved in every aspect of the business with this guy. I love to watch him fight. I love the anticipation and the build-up. To watch this guy do what he does is seriously one of my favorite [expletive] parts of my job. I love it. This guy is my favorite fighter. He really is. And as hard as he is to deal with, I just love it. I love dealing with him. He's our Mike Tyson. The guy is unstoppable, unbeatable. Now it's like, 'Who can challenge him? Who can beat him?' I don't know. Let's find out. Let's see what happens."
The promotion's 185-pound division is wide open (again) now that Silva has dispatched Chael Sonnen for the second time in his career, a second round technical knockout at UFC 148 this past weekend in "Sin City."
Jones still has some work to do.
The 205-pound fight phenom will defend the belt against longtime veteran Dan Henderson at the UFC 151 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sept. 1, 2012 . If he's successfull? Well, expect talk of a Silva superight to gain even more traction.
Who wants it?