Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > MMA Related > UFC

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-06-2009, 06:38 PM
atomdanger
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Silva and Jones Jr. agree to MMA contest, UFC not interested

http://mmajunkie.com/news/14793/repo...interested.mma

Quote:
First on the list: UFC President Dana White.

"I could do it, make it huge, make money, but I could have done a fight like this when we were bleeding money [in the early 2000s]," White told CBS Sports.com. "The fight would make some money, but it hurts MMA in the long term. We don't do that because we love the sport. That's a PRIDE or K-1 matchup. It's not what we do."

While both Silva and his manager, Ed Soares, have expressed their interest in meeting Jones Jr. under boxing rules, White made it very clear he simply couldn't allow his champion to compete outside of the organization.

This time, it was Jones Jr. who said who would step outside of his own comfort zone and into the UFC's octagon. While a boxing bout would certainly allow room for debate on who would emerge victorious, an MMA rules contest would certainly seem to favor Silva, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.

Nevertheless, White told CBSSports.com the fight would never happen while "The Spider" was under contract with the UFC.

With just four fights remaining on his UFC contract, including an August showdown with light heavyweight Forrest Griffin, it's currently unknown what Silva's intentions are after his commitment to the world's largest mixed martial arts organization ends.
Wow.... RJJ had better learn some take down defense if this fight ever materializes.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-06-2009, 06:55 PM
VCURamFan's Avatar
VCURamFan VCURamFan is offline
Allons-y
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Basketball Capital of the World
Posts: 14,298
Send a message via AIM to VCURamFan
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atomdanger
http://mmajunkie.com/news/14793/repo...interested.mma



Wow.... RJJ had better learn some take down defense if this fight ever materializes.
That would be a terrible idea for RJJ. What does he know about elbows knees & kicks?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-06-2009, 06:57 PM
rearnakedchoke
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Sounds like RJJ needs some money .. I can't see how he would spend all he had, but i have seen worse ... Dana is right though, it is not about the money, it is bad for the sport
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-06-2009, 07:06 PM
Neezar's Avatar
Neezar Neezar is offline
SupaDupaMod
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South
Posts: 6,478
Send a message via Yahoo to Neezar
Default

OH, TheBigD is rubbing it in. This adds to my suspicions that Dana and Silva are in a power struggle of wills!

Quote:
First on the list: UFC President Dana White.

"I could do it, make it huge, make money, but I could have done a fight like this when we were bleeding money [in the early 2000s]," White told CBS Sports.com. "The fight would make some money, but it hurts MMA in the long term. We don't do that because we love the sport. That's a PRIDE or K-1 matchup. It's not what we do."

While both Silva and his manager, Ed Soares, have expressed their interest in meeting Jones Jr. under boxing rules, White made it very clear he simply couldn't allow his champion to compete outside of the organization.

This time, it was Jones Jr. who said who would step outside of his own comfort zone and into the UFC's octagon. While a boxing bout would certainly allow room for debate on who would emerge victorious, an MMA rules contest would certainly seem to favor Silva, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.

Nevertheless, White told CBSSports.com the fight would never happen while "The Spider" was under contract with the UFC.

With just four fights remaining on his UFC contract, including an August showdown with light heavyweight Forrest Griffin, it's currently unknown what Silva's intentions are after his commitment to the world's largest mixed martial arts organization ends.

And as far as RJJ goes, I would be willing to bet that Silva and he would have a private agreement on the side to keep the match to boxing.

A Silva will continue his antics. Anyone have his number?! Silva should procede to the octagon for his next fight with a ball and chain around his neck!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-06-2009, 07:23 PM
Llamafighter's Avatar
Llamafighter Llamafighter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Astoria, New York
Posts: 6,004
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neezar
OH, TheBigD is rubbing it in. This adds to my suspicions that Dana and Silva are in a power struggle of wills!




And as far as RJJ goes, I would be willing to bet that Silva and he would have a private agreement on the side to keep the match to boxing.

A Silva will continue his antics. Anyone have his number?! Silva should procede to the octagon for his next fight with a ball and chain around his neck!
Thsis EXACTLY whatI was thinking. Dana will never allow it regardless, so I guess it doesn't matter.
__________________
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain

[
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-06-2009, 08:02 PM
rockdawg21's Avatar
rockdawg21 rockdawg21 is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,584
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Llamafighter
Thsis EXACTLY whatI was thinking. Dana will never allow it regardless, so I guess it doesn't matter.
Me too.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-06-2009, 08:13 PM
Llamafighter's Avatar
Llamafighter Llamafighter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Astoria, New York
Posts: 6,004
Default

If I were to fight Silva I'd secretly make a deal with him that there would not be any hitting or grappling...you know...the same deal Thales made! HI OH!
__________________
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain

[
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-06-2009, 08:20 PM
Spiritwalker's Avatar
Spiritwalker Spiritwalker is offline
Matt-4; GJJ Black Belts-0
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gastonia NC
Posts: 4,339
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VCURamFan
That would be a terrible idea for RJJ. What does he know about elbows knees & kicks?
He will learn how to eat them.. that's for sure.

Hope he comes hungry
__________________
It is because you chose to get on the mat that makes you the winner. Think about how many people are not on that mat right now. - Luis Sucuri Togno
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-06-2009, 08:52 PM
Irish Pride's Avatar
Irish Pride Irish Pride is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 621
Default

I could see them meeting for an MMA match up and then only doing standup/punches heh. Wouldn't be boxing necessarily but would be rather close.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-06-2009, 08:58 PM
Crisco
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

This is a stupid move on Dana's part.

He was trying to get Mayweather into the UFC why not take RJJ? Maybe the price tag is too big.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.