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UFC Changes Course, Says It’s Willing To Make Anderson Silva-Jon Jones Fight

UFC president Dana White seems to have changed his stance on a possible superfight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva.

Following Jones’ most recent win over Lyoto Machida, White said the idea of a match between the two would never happen. Now, while talking during the UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes press conference, White seems to have a different opinion.

“I know people want to see it happen,” White said. “Anderson Silva has been reluctant to put on weight. But if people are interested, we always try to make these fights.”

Maybe White was just catering to the rapid Brazilian fan base in his answer, but it remains clear: “Bones” vs. “The Spider” has taken over talk of a Silva fight with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

For now, Jones will look to finally face off with Rashad Evans in 2012, should “Suga” get past Phil Davis. Silva, meanwhile, is rehabbing a shoulder injury and will meet the winner of Mark Munoz-Chael Sonnen.