When Dana White mentions something as vague as receiving a phone call from the middleweight champion, it’s very easy to speculate and formulate possibilites or opinions on what exactly was said and took place in the conversation.
The dynamic between Dana and Anderson has been an interesting one riddled with mis-quotes, confusion and down right contradictions. On many occasions Silva has stated things in public or through his manager, in which Dana would eventually counter or clarify with a statement claiming the complete opposite.
When this kind of thing happens, it’s confusing for us as fans and leaves us in the dark regarding the true intentions of the most uNanimously respected fighter in the sport today.
But a more reliable source in Ariel Helwani claimed that he spoke over the phone personally with the champion today and can confirm that Silva claims to be 100% focused on his upcoming UFC 162 opponent Chris Weidman and nothing else. Regarding the phone call made to Dana, Anderson claims he has no interest in fighting Jones at the moment given the task ahead of him and the fact that he’s not exactly sure what Jones even plans on doing.
How long he’ll remain on the shelf due to injury, who his next opponent will be or whether he’ll even stay at 205lbs or move up to heavyweight. We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds for both men, but the one thing I can say is that the immediate future currently holds more potential than ever before.
The current champions have never been more dominant and are quickly running out of challengers. The time is coming when the only logical option left is to face off the best two fighters on the planet and see what each of them are made of.
And you can bet that myself along with every other hardcore and casual fan a like will be glued to the television set, at the edge of their seat in anticipation of what could potentially be the biggest most lucrative and history making combat sporting events in sports history.