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Old 10-31-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default Dana White: Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva Will 'Absolutely' Happen

It seems the biggest super-fight in the UFC is a sure thing, no matter what happens. During a UFC live chat posted by Metro PCS via Ustream, UFC president Dana White reconfirmed that light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and middleweight champion Anderson Silva would indeed face each other in the Octagon. While answering a question from UFC fan Herb Fu, White reasserted his promise:

I said it in Brazil and I'll say it again: Hell yes, they will. I guarantee you that fight will absolutely happen.

White's statement mirrored an earlier declaration that he made during the UFC 153 post-fight press conference, when he stated that the profits made off a Jones vs. Silva main event would certainly entice both men. White made the claim while standing right next to a visibly dissonant Silva.

''I know this, the Georges St-Pierre [vs. Anderson Silva] fight is a big fight. I think the Jon Jones fight is a big fight. And I know my man says, 'no, no, no,' but the amount of money that would be offered for that fight, I guarantee you, I will make Anderson Silva say, ‘yes, yes, yes.'

Jones and Silva are widely considered to top two pound-for-pound mixed martial artists in the world, with the latter riding a record 16-fight winning streak in the UFC and 10 successful defenses of the promotion's middleweight championship.

MMA Fighting recently reported via Brazilian outlet Correio Braziliense that Jones admitted he didn't want to be the guy who beat Anderson and further stated that he didn't need to beat Silva to be the world's best MMA fighter.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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Il believe it when they're in the Octagon and facing off. This is certainly the BEST fight the UFC can make right now.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
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Il believe it when they're in the Octagon and facing off. This is certainly the BEST fight the UFC can make right now.

possibly ever really
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:09 AM   #4
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Won't get a disagreement from me there. Although Chuck Tito and Tito Shamrock were SuperStar bouts that were also of great significance for their time.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:44 AM   #5
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Would be the biggest fight in UFC history IMO.

But I don't see it happening, and I don't see much conviction in White's 'guarantee' other than that he thinks he can just buy anything he wants if he throws enough money at it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:50 AM   #6
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Would be the biggest fight in UFC history IMO.

But I don't see it happening, and I don't see much conviction in White's 'guarantee' other than that he thinks he can just buy anything he wants if he throws enough money at it.
Anderson also seemed pretty set on not fighting Chael the 2nd time, until the money was waved under his nose.

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:53 AM   #7
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Anderson also seemed pretty set on not fighting Chael the 2nd time, until the money was waved under his nose.

Money is definitely one of the greatest motivating factors out there, no argument. I just think White could have worded his release a bit better and made it sound more like a great contest than a great auction.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:58 AM   #8
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Money is definitely one of the greatest motivating factors out there, no argument. I just think White could have worded his release a bit better and made it sound more like a great contest than a great auction.
Meh, both guys have said often enough that they don't want to fight each other. The only card Dana has to play is basically "I'll offer them enough money that their wives will force them to take it."

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Yeah, they'll need more than Cody McKenzie money to make that happen
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:01 AM   #10
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Meh, both guys have said often enough that they don't want to fight each other. The only card Dana has to play is basically "I'll offer them enough money that their wives will force them to take it."

Exactly, and the reason I question White's guarantee >>>

'I guarantee you that fight will absolutely happen'.

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Yeah, they'll need more than Cody McKenzie money to make that happen
I'm not biting, Stoo. Today your trolling efforts are wasted.

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:25 AM   #12
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:00 AM   #13
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Default Re: Dana White: Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva Will 'Absolutely' Happen

Two of the most talented, dominating and established champions in MMA facing off against each other.

Where can you get wrong with the match-up.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:02 AM   #14
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Yeah whatever. Hasn't he been saying that Anderson-GSP will happen for the last 3 yrs or so and thats no closer to happening. Just empty promises to keep people interested. I doubt either of the 2 superfights will happen at all.
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the sport needs this fight. we as fans need this shit
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