UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva told anyone that would listen last weekend that no super-fight with Jon Jones would happen. Well, it appears that “The Spider” is changing his mind in regards to facing the UFC light heavyweight champion.
Silva was interviewed by Globo SporTV on Thursday, and while he didn’t say for 100-percent certainty he would accept a bout with Jones, he has wavered from his stance of no.
“People are talking about it so much,” Silva said. “I do not want to be talking (about facing Jones), but what if he goes there and accepted the money that Dana (White) will give him wanting to fight? It’ll be difficult. It’s not the money that motivates me to fight, I fight because I like it. So, I dunno….I would not.”
While Silva seems uneasy about the potential match, he did say it would have to take place at a catch-weight, as it’s “not worth the belt. I already got mine and I do not want to leave a title dropped.”
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre remains an interested fight for Silva, but GSP must first face Carlos Condit next month.