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VCURamFan 03-24-2011 07:13 PM

Make no 'Bones' about it: Anderson Silva does not want to fight Jon Jones at 205
 
OK, I'll be honest: the only reason I'm posting this article is because of the pic that goes along with it :laugh::

http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_as...ble_medium.jpg
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Or anyone else for that matter.

Fickle fight fans fantasizing for fisticuffs featuring ferocious middleweight champion Anderson Silva (28-4) and reigning welterweight strap-hanger Georges St. Pierre (21-2) were quick to abandon ship in favor of "The Spider" crawling back to the light heavyweight web to challenge new divisiuon champion Jon Jones (13-1).

Probably because he might be the only fighter capable of breaking "Bones" and his incredible reign of terror.

That's not a sign of disrespect to number one contender Rashad Evans or any of the other 205-pound hopefuls as much as it is a credit to Silva, who's not only cleaned out his own division, but successfully traveled north to lay the smack down on James Irvin and Forrest Griffin in separate apearances.

And the idea of a bigger and stronger Silva at light heavyweight is probably far more appealing to fans than the notion of an emaciated and depleted Brazilian trying to make 170 to appease the slow gains of St. Pierre, who is in no "Rush" to promote himself to middleweight.

Still, UFC President Dana White told fans at yesterday's UFC Fight Night 24 fan chat that anyone hoping to sling leather with Anderson is going to have to make 185-pounds to do it.
From the boss:
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"Anderson Silva has made it very clear to me that he does not want to fight at 205 pounds… Originally, I was always talking about him trying to go for another belt at 205 pounds, and he stuck his big toe in [the water] a couple times [but] he’s made it very clear he doesn’t want to fight at 205."

Jones completed his ascension into the ranks of MMA superstardom by dispatching Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 128 last weekend in New Jersey.

The Brazilian butt-kicker had no answer for the unorthodox style of "Bones," who's run over everyone in his path since joining the promotion way back in August 2008.

Likewise, St. Pierre has seen little resistance since recovering from a Matt Serra upset at UFC 69 and a successful title defense against Jake Shields on April 30 in Toronto will leave him few uptions within the welterweight division.

Simply put, you have three dominant champions who are likely to rule their respective weight classes for the foreseeable future.

So why not find a way to have them fight one another?

billwilliams70 03-24-2011 07:18 PM

Ahhhh, that title is a little misleading man.

Silva never said he didn't want to fight Jones, he simply doesn't want to fight at 205 anymore. We can read into it however we want.....but I don't think that Anderson Silva would "chicken out" of a fight with Jones.

Nonetheless, it's a good read, thanks for sharing.

Later.

VCURamFan 03-24-2011 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by billwilliams70 (Post 159322)
Ahhhh, that title is a little misleading man.

Silva never said he didn't want to fight Jones, he simply doesn't want to fight at 205 anymore. We can read into it however we want.....but I don't think that Anderson Silva would "chicken out" of a fight with Jones.

Nonetheless, it's a good read, thanks for sharing.

Later.

TBH, I never read the article. Like I said, I just thought the pic was worth it!! :laugh:

flo 03-24-2011 07:20 PM

I couldn't get past the article's awful amount of alliteration.

But I loved the pic.

billwilliams70 03-24-2011 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by VCURamFan (Post 159323)
TBH, I never read the article. Like I said, I just thought the pic was worth it!! :laugh:

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Originally Posted by flo (Post 159324)
I couldn't get past the article's awful amount of alliteration.

But I loved the pic.

I can't see the pic.....so I'll have to check it later when I get home.

Later.

Vizion 03-25-2011 04:25 AM

Jones would destroy Anderson Silva.

Country Breakfast 03-25-2011 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Vizion (Post 159399)
Jones would destroy Anderson Silva.


Yep.

J.B. 03-25-2011 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Vizion (Post 159399)
Jones would destroy Anderson Silva.

:rolleyes:

Spoken like a true Franklin fan.

Primadawn 03-25-2011 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Vizion (Post 159399)
Jones would destroy Anderson Silva.

Word.

Chuck 03-25-2011 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Vizion (Post 159399)
Jones would destroy Anderson Silva.

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Originally Posted by Country Breakfast (Post 159419)
Yep.

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Originally Posted by Primadawn (Post 159435)
Word.

Sheesh. Talk about putting the kid on a pedestal already!!

What's next for JBJ? A run at the White House? Curing Cancer? Walking on Water?


I'm a fan of Bones and have been since I saw his first UFC fight but saying he could "destroy" AS?? That's a little too optimistic I think.


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