He may be fighting Stephan Bonnar at 205 pounds at UFC 153, but UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva says he refuses to fight UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones. Listen to the UFC 153 media conference call and hear the details.
UFC Middleweight champ Anderson Silva is fighting Stephan Bonnar at 205lbs at UFC 153, but he took the time to remind fans and media (and UFC president Dana White) that he remains disinterested in facing Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones.
"There's always been a lot of talks about me moving up to 205, I know Dana has talked about it a lot, all the fans have talked a lot about me moving up and facing Jon Jones, but it's something I've never wanted.
"I won't be pretentious to say that I want to move up, especially because there's other guys in that weight class on our team like Rafael Feijao (Cavalcante), (Antonio Rogerio) Minotoro Nogueira, there's other guys that could potentially face Jon Jones in the future.
"I'm 37-years old and I feel like I need to be honest and to continue what I've built which is keep defending my belt at 185," said Silva.