Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
A bout between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been on Dana White's radar for a while. He'll tell anyone who will listen that the bout will happen one day, while Jones and Silva have mostly shot it down. Silva let up a bit recently, at least saying that it could be a possibility, but that was after Jones was booked against Chael Sonnen and it was halfhearted at best. In an interview on UAE TV though, Anderson said he might be willing to face JBJ - for 50% of the UFC (via Tatame):
"The question (about facing Jones) would have to be made to Dana White. Let's ask if he'll give me 50% of the UFC. If he will, maybe this fight will happen."
The article noted that Anderson has two fights remaining on his contract, and he said that he has many outside interests that he wants to get going with:
"I have personal projects outside of the UFC and want to put them in practice. I'm opening my own martial arts academy in LA. I want to do my thing, take some air, spend time with the family. I have more to do than take punches to the face."
Well, that's upping the ante a bit, to say the least. Silva is coming off a UFC 153 win over Stephan Bonnar, and has stated in the past that he'd like to face UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre next.