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Anderson Silva Doesn’t Want Jon Jones Fight, Dana White Says It Can Happen

Anderson Silva and Dana White have had differing opinions in the past. Now, following a 16th consecutive victory inside the Octagon by Silva, it appears the two might be butting heads again.

Silva defeated Stephan Bonnar Saturday night at UFC 153, and was immediately asked about a potential super-fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Silva, the UFC middleweight champion, informed Joe Rogan during the post-fight interview that he was done at 205 pounds.

“No, this is not my goal,” said Silva, of facing Jones. “My goal is to stay in my class – 185. This is not my goal.”

Silva did say, however, “maybe” to a question concerning a bout with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. GSP is currently slated to face Carlos Condit next month in his first fight in over a year.

White was asked his thoughts on Silva already saying no to a potential Jones bout during the post-fight show on Fuel TV.

How many guys in the UFC have said a fight won’t happen? And then it does. The money would be hard for either of them to turn it down. This would clean up the debate of who’s the best fighter in the world. It’ll be about who’s the great.

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