Although all things considered, it’s a bout that doesn’t appear likely in the coming months, but the UFC is reportedly hoping to book the much ballyhooed superfight between Anderson Silva and Jon Jones this fall.
According to a report from veteran MMA observer Dave Meltzer, the UFC wants to host the biggest event in the promotion’s history, likely this October, at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. The headliner? Middleweight champ Anderson Silva versus light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones of course. The third instalment of Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos would also take place at the event. Now that sounds like a card that would sell a few tickets.
As Meltzer notes, however, the Silva-Jones bout is a long shot. Not only does Silva have to get by Chris Weidman on July 6th, but Jones has been pretty consistent about the fact he wants to set a new record for light-heavyweight title defenses at 205 pounds (although, technically, he could do that against Silva right?). Not only that, but Alexander Gustafsson seems to think he’s fighting Jones next.
There’s also the matter of Jones’ dislocated toe and when he can return to action, but the light-heavyweight champ tweeted today “Just finished with the foot doctor, got a lot to contemplate today.. Decisions decisions”.
The star then added, when asked to elaborate, that he needed to decide whether to “Jump into a training camp in three weeks or recover more.”
Let the speculation begin.
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