Dana White relayed to the media after Jon Jones stopped Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 on April 27th, that the promotion’s middleweight champ Anderson Silva had called him personally, to discuss the possibility of a “super fight.” At the time, most people suspected that the call must have been about the light-heavyweight champion Jones, since he had just taken out Silva’s rival.
Well, during a media call today regarding next week’s UFC 162 card, Silva was asked if he in fact called White after UFC 159. The 38 year-old champion responded by saying (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I think everyone already knows that I didn’t call Dana. I don’t even have his phone number personally.”
After the media call, MMA Junkie approached White for a follow up comment, who stated:
“I don’t know why he loves to f— with the media. Ask (Anthony) Pettis if he called me that night (after UFC 156). Jones said he didn’t tell me he wanted to hurt Chael (Sonnen), but he did. I think the guys don’t like that I tell the media everything. Roy Nelsonand his wife don’t like it either.”
It could be that Silva didn’t want the media call to be dominated by “super fight” talk regarding Jones, as that surely would have happened if he admitted asking for a bout with the star. Then again, who knows what really went down. No super fight will be happening if Silva can’t by Chris Weidman on July 6th.
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