Reigning UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jon “Bones” Jones, once again closed the door on the possible superfight with Anderson Silva. According to Jones, such fight would be a lose-lose situation for both fighters, adding that he has no intentions to become “the man who beat Anderson Silva“.
Here’s what Jones had to say in an interview with espn.com:
“It’s not that he won’t fight me or I won’t fight him. To be dead honest, it’s – we both have a lot to lose. And we both respect each other a lot and we are both striving for personal greatness. I don’t want to crap on his greatness; I don’t want him crapping on my greatness. You know, we are in completely different weight classes.
We both have sponsor deals and things that are really important to us and a big part of that sponsorship package is being a winner, being a champion. And having us fight each other someone’s championship is going to go away. I respect Anderson Silva so much; 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.”
Jon Jones will defend his title on September 1st, facing the legendary Dan Henderson at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones is currently 16-1 in his MMA career, with convincing victories against some of the best talent the UFC Light Heavyweight division has to offer.