White: Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva could happen in 2013

Dana White is still saying that the Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones superfight could happen - and it could be this year.

Stop me if you've heard this one before - Dana White is handed a microphone, and he brings up a superfight. Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre was the superfight du jour for a while, but now it seems that Silva vs. Jon Jones is the one they're going after. According to White in an interview with Gametime/CBS Atlanta, he thinks it could even happen before the end of 2013. There's only one thing in the way - Chris Weidman. (transcribed by MMA Mania):

"Silva has a fight coming up on July 6, he's fighting Chris Weidman. Many people think this is a very serious threat to his record and his title and everything else. But if he gets past this test with Weidman, we could see this [Jones] super fight this year."

This does fly in the face of what Jones' agent Malki Kawa has said recently - he stated that Jones would be defending his UFC light heavyweight title next in order to break Tito Ortiz's record of consecutive defenses. Could Jones put the belt on the line against Silva? Sure, it's possible. I don't see how that situation works for anyone right now - my guess is they're do it at a catchweight with no belts on the line - but we'll have to wait and see. Until it's real, it's just more talk to fan the flames.


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