“The Spider” scored a second round stoppage victory over Chael Sonnen in the main event, completing a second triumph over one of his biggest rivals.
So, what could be in store for Silva? Well, you can count Jones off the list.
“I guess Anderson said he had no interest in fighting me at (Saturday’s) press conference,” wrote Jones on his Twitter account. “I feel the same way about him. Nothing but respect.”
Jones has trained with Silva, meeting up with the fellow champion in Brazil. For now, “Bones” is fully set on defending his crown for a fourth time against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in September.
Many have been pushing for a bout between Silva and UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre for several years, but that seems well in the past now. GSP is continuing to work his way back from a torn ACL, and the welterweight division has become stacked at the top.
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