When Anderson Silva lost his middleweight title to Chris Weidman at UFC 162, it ended the possibility of multiple superfights. Had Silva won, a ‘superfight’ with welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and/or a ‘superfight’ with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would have been set up, and either of the two would most likely be one of the biggest fights in UFC history. In a recent interview at Lions Pride Gym in London, SIlva gave his thoughts on superfights and even went as far as to call them bullshit because it holds up titles in multiple divisions.
Silva told GiveMeSport:
“My opinion – the people always say ‘superfight, superfight’ but where are the chances for the new guys to come?
“I’m ready for fight for Jon Jones, Georges St Pierre but in my academy, Minatouro, Glover and the other fighters in this class for Jon Jones. George St Pierre is a different class. I have my problems in my class.
“Yeah it’s good for business but is no good for the other’s guy fight. I go to fight Georges St Pierre, he cuts up, I cut down. I finish the fight. I go to fight Jon Jones, I finish the fight. Who’s next? No have! My opinion, this is perfect bullshit.”
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