Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
Vitor Belfort has been in the cage with both Anderson Silva and Jon Jones and feels that Silva would beat Jones should the two ever meet in a superfight.
Vitor Belfort is one of the few men with first hand knowledge of what it's like to be in the UFC octagon with both Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Belfort was on the receiving end of one of the great UFC highlights as Anderson Silva delivered a front kick to the face, knocking Vitor out. Vitor was also close to defeating Jones in their meeting in September, almost finishing him with an armbar before eventually being dominated and finished himself.
So when he talks about who he thinks would win the much discussed superfight between Silva and Jones, it's worth paying a little bit of attention to how he sees things going (via Fighters Only):
"Anderson vs. GSP is meaningless. It would make sense if Anderson fought Jon Jones. Anderson is a fighter at another level. I'm not underestimating Jones but appraising Anderson. He's one of the best that has existed, I always thought it," he told Por Dentro da Arena in his native Brazil.
"It is very nice to see his success. I know what he has gone through. Anderson is in a very high level and should defend his belt or fight for the light heavyweight title. I think he has a greater possibility to beat Jones. He would win on the feet."
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Is Vitor right? Who wins a potential superfight between Jon Jones and Anderson Silva?
Silva by stoppage (KO/TKO/SUB) (1141 votes)
Silva by decision (64 votes)
Jones by stoppage (KO/TKO/SUB) (366 votes)
Jones by decision (127 votes)
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