With it looking like the UFC will indeed promote a card in New York City later this year, the organization appears to have a perfect headliner on the horizon assuming the right pieces fall into place over the upcoming months. According to pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva (33-4), he is willing to face light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (17-1) later this year in the Big Apple as long as it comes at a catch-weight of around 192 pounds.
Silva spoke at a conference in Las Vegas where he revealed the news to a group of Brazilians in attendance. SporTV was first to report the middleweight title-holder’s statements.
The Brazilian outlet followed up with one of Silva’s representatives, Jorge Guimaraes, who confirmed the possibility.
“This is a fight that nobody is interested in taking the belt from anyone. Eventually it can happen, everything indicates that it can happen, but nothing is confirmed yet.”
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