appears to be more interested in the "Winable" superfight against Georges St. Pierre
than facing Jon Jones
at Light Heavyweight according to an interview with Esportes.r7.com
: (translated by BE's own Tom Mendes)
On fighting Jones:
"No chance, he’s in a different weight class, we are friends and we won’t fight each other."
On fighting GSP:
"There is a chance there, everything will depend on our results. It depends on him winning at UFC 129 and me winning in August (against Yushin Okami). And from there, who knows, this fight could take place."
Anderson Silva not wanting to fight Jon Jones is good news and Brent Brookhouse breaks down why
"We, as fans, shouldn't be so desperate to see fighters take fights that are bad for them. There's a difference between wanting to see fighters challenged and wanting to see fighters lose. Luckily Anderson doesn't appear interested in going up to light heavyweight to capture the title. We're going to see plenty of tremendous Jon Jones moments in the coming years, we don't need him hurting the legacy of Anderson Silva mixed in."
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