To the dismay of countless fans it looks like a â€œsuper-fightâ€ between UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and UFC light heavyweight title-holder Jon Jones will not be going down in 2012 if ever. The two talented competitors are easily among the Top 3 pound-for-pound fighters in MMA and are close enough in weight to make the match-up a reality. However, to hear Jones tell it, their personal relationship and professional respect will prevent the pairing from ever taking place.
â€œItâ€™s not that he wonâ€™t fight me or I wonâ€™t fight him. To be dead honest, itâ€™s â€“ we both have a lot to lose. And we both respect each other a lot and we are both striving for personal greatness. I donâ€™t want to crap on his greatness; I donâ€™t want him crapping on my greatness,â€ said Jones in an interview with ESPN Radio. â€œIf we were in the same weight class, it would be inevitable but itâ€™s like â€˜Dude, Iâ€™m dominating my weight class, youâ€™re dominating your weight class.â€™ Some things were just not meant to be seen.â€
â€œI respect Anderson Silva so much; I donâ€™t want to be the guy to beat him. I donâ€™t want to lose to him either; itâ€™s a lose-lose situation,â€ the 24-year old concluded on the topic of tussling with Silva.
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