Many out there feel like the lone challenge to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva. “The Spider,” who has competed at 205 pounds in the past, is currently rehabbing a shoulder injury.
“Bones,” meanwhile, took out the third ex-champ of the year when he submitted Lyoto Machida this past Saturday night at UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida. UFC president Dana White, however, dismissed talk of a Jones-Silva superfight happening in the near future.
“I don’t see that fight happening anytime soon,” said White at the UFC 140 post-fight press conference. “I just think Jon Jones is young. He’s just getting out there and fighting all the best in the light heavyweight division. Anderson is 37 years old. They’re in two different weight classes.”
Currently, Jones is set to possibly face Rashad Evans in 2012 should “Suga” get by Phil Davis. Silva is on a collision course with the winner of Chael Sonnen-Mark Munoz in the next year.