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Jon Jones Doesn’t Want To Fight Anderson Silva, Respects Him Too Much

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has plenty of respect for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. That, at the root of it, appears to be the main reason “Bones” has no desire to face “The Spider” in what would be one of the biggest fights ever.

“It’s not that he won’t fight me, or I won’t fight him,” said Jones, while appearing on ESPN Radio recently. “To be dead honest, it’s that we both have a lot to lose and we both respect each other a lot and we both are striving for personal greatness. I respect Anderson Silva so much that I don’t want to be the guy to beat him. I don’t want to lose to him, either. It’s a lose-lose situation for me.”

Jones is currently scheduled to face Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 151. He will be seeking his fourth successful title defense, having already defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

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