Saturday’s loss by Anderson Silva hit UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones in the bank account, according to UFC president Dana White.
Silva was knocked out by Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman, ending his reign atop the middleweight division.
It also halted any talk of super-fights between Silva and St-Pierre or Jones.
“Yeah,” said White, in response to if those bouts are off the table now. (Silva’s loss) cost Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva a lot of money.”
White added that “in those super-fights, (Silva) was the link to both of them.”
Reports have stated that St-Pierre had little desire to meet Silva unless it was at a weight closer to 170 pounds, while Jones could meet him at light heavyweight.
Jones and GSP were both on hand as the UFC Fan Expo took place this week in Las Vegas. On his Twitter page, “Bones” posted, “this sucks” immediately following Silva’s loss.