UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva likely will not be facing UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the near future. Ed Soares, the manager for Silva, informed MMAFighting.com on Wednesday that the fight is only a dream.
Soares cited both fighters not wanting to meet each other inside the Octagon, along with “The Spider” having to bump up to 205 pounds to face “Bones.” Currently, Silva is without a scheduled opponent to defend his title against.
“I don’t think it’s a good fight,” Soares said. “(UFC president) Dana (White) can’t force anyone to fight at a bigger weight class. Anderson is the 185-pound champion. He’ll fight anyone you put in front of him.”
Well, Soares quickly changed that statement when a follow-up question regarding Chris Weidman was presented. Weidman is undefeated, and has been asking for a fight with Silva since his knockout victory over Mark Munoz. Soares rolled his eyes and answered, “Sure,” in regards to Weidman being a contender.