Dana White on Silva vs. Jones – “I think he will take the fight with Jon.”
Dana White spoke with UFC Tonight after an amazing UFC 153 event in Brazil. White discussed his desire to make Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones a reality, the triumphant return of Big Nog, and the highlights from UFC 153.
Dana White about Anderson Silva’s performance:
“He was amazing. With that spinning back kick, he just steps to the side. His corner is yelling at him and he says he’s got this. I want him to be 27 and get 12 more years of this from him. He’s the most amazing fighter ever. And Stephan Bonnar has never been finished ever in the UFC. Anderson Silva always makes it look so easy. The guy is so amazing to watch.”
White on if Anderson Silva will fight Jon Jones:
“How many guys in the UFC have said a fight won’t happen? And then it does. Anderson has broken every record in the UFC. He’s 37 and Bonnar is 35. He’s younger. Bonnar is bigger than him. He came to win this fight. Anderson loves the challenge. I think he will take the fight with Jon. Not to mention the fact that the money would be hard for either of them to turn it down.”
White on if Silva would fight GSP instead of Jon Jones:
“There’s no doubt who’s the number-one fighter of all time. Then you can argue over who is number two and three. This would clean up the debate of who’s the best fighter in the world. It’ll be about who’s the greatest. But you’ve got to understand, timing is everything. We have shows to run. We can’t sit around and wait. If you think I don’t want to see both these fights happen, you’re crazy. I do.”