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Jon Jones Not Interested In Super-Fight With Anderson Silva Right Now

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had a great seat to witness Anderson Silva’s 10th successful title defense of his middleweight crown Saturday night over Chael Sonnen at UFC 148.

Jones, in fact, offered up a handshake to Silva prior to “The Spider” stepping inside the Octagon.

While many have pushed for a Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre mega-fight over the past few years, steam for a Silva-Jones bout has started to get stronger.

During the post-fight interview, Silva declined saying he would like to face “Bones,” and on Twitter, Jones responded to that.

“I guess Anderson said he had no interest in fighting me,” Jones wrote. “I feel the same way about him. Nothing but respect.”

Silva would have to come up to 205 for a third time to face Jones, who is set to meet Dan Henderson later this year in his fourth title defense since claiming the belt. He has already defeated ex-champions Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com

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