Anderson Silva Wants Jon Jones Superfight in New York at 190 Pounds

Sean SmithAnalyst IFebruary 25, 2013

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Anderson Silva celebrates after defeating Chael Sonnen during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Anderson Silva appeared disinterested in a superfight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but he appears to be coming around to the idea of competing in what would be one of the biggest fights in MMA history.

Jorge Guimaraes, Silva's agent, recently stated that his client does not believe a belt should be on the line in a potential fight with Jones, though he is considering the possibility of a 190-pound superfight in New York sometime in late 2013 (via SporTV, h/t MiddleEasy.com).

The UFC has been battling to have MMA legalized in New York state for years, though UFC president Dana White appears more confident than ever that his promotion will be able to hold an event in the Empire State in the near future.

If White's beliefs have backing, a Silva superfight could come to fruition at Madison Square Garden for the UFC's 20th anniversary in November, whether it be against Jones or welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

Before fighting either of those fellow titleholders, Silva will likely defend his middleweight belt, as confirmed by Guimaraes. All signs point to that title defense coming against Chris Weidman, who is undefeated and coming off of an impressive knockout win over Mark Munoz.

Nothing is set in stone as far as New York being able to hold MMA events in 2013 or the champions signing a contract to fight one another, but things appear to be coming together at the right time, and that could mean the most highly anticipated fight in MMA history is now only months away.