Anderson Silva Admits Jon Jones Would Have Beaten Him During His Prime

By Nathan Zur Feb 8, 2019

Back in Anderson Silva’s prime there was a never-ending call for “The Spider” to challenge either welterweight Georges St-Pierre or light heavyweight Jon Jones in a super fight to determine the best fighter on the planet. Unfortunately for fans neither fight took place.

The 43-year-old Silva, who is currently in Melbourne, Australia preparing for a fight against the rising superstar Israel Adesanya was asked by ESPN Brazil on his thoughts regarding the light heavyweight king Jones and how he would have hypothetically matched up to him in his prime with the Brazilian admitting “Bones” would have beaten him.

"Jon Jones," said Silva when asked who would have won. "He's an excellent fighter. I consider him like a younger brother and I believe he is the evolution of this sport."

If Silva defies the odds this weekend and upsets the favorite Adesanya, he will face the winner of Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum for the 185-pound belt later in the year.


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