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Twice this week the UFC president has assured fans that he'll make a champion vs. champion fight happen.
UFC president Dana White has been trying to make a super fight in the UFC for years. Specifically, Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre has been a fight demanded by many but never materialized. Then, with the rise of Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, all the super fight talk has surrounded him and the Middleweight king. However, neither fighter has seemed interested in the proposition.
Despite the athletes' hesitance, Dana has remained confident that he'll make one of these big fights in 2013. He reiterated that point on UFC commentator Joe Rogan's podcast (via MMA Junkie):
"I have to make him and f---ing Jones happen," White said. I have to make that happen."
"... What Anderson really talks about - he fucks with me a lot - but he wants big fights. He wants big fights."
"GSP is going to defend his title against Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva will defend his title this summer," White said. "And before the end of this year, we will see a superfight with either GSP and Anderson Silva, or Anderson Silva and Jon Jones. One of them is coming."
For now, both Jones and GSP have set dates for their next title defenses. Jones will face Chael Sonnen at UFC 159, while St. Pierre will defend the Welterweight title against Nick Diaz at UFC 158. Silva's next fight isn't official yet, but it's expected to be against Chris Weidman on the July 4 weekend card. Until those 3 fights play out and further negotiations proceed, we won't know whether or not Dana can follow through with his promise.