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White: Silva will fight GSP and then hunt down Jones

ESPN staff
September 11, 2012

Dana White has predicted Anderson Silva will fight Georges St-Pierre, and then - if successful - go on the hunt for Jon Jones.

UFC president White has seen it all during his time with the organisation, and he prides himself on knowing the mindsets of his fighters. With Silva, White claims the thirst for a challenge will propel him towards light-heavyweight champion Jones.

During a recent interview White claimed Silva v St-Pierre will likely take place in the near future, if GSP overcomes Carlos Condit in November. That remains the case.

"Anderson and GSP were talking like they didn't want to fight," White told Inside MMA. "Now, [if] Georges St-Pierre wins the Carlos Condit fight, he's saying he wants to fight Anderson Silva and Anderson Silva is saying he wants to fight him.

"That fight will probably happen first."

The Silva v GSP fight is one of two super-fights being discussed in the UFC right now. The other is Silva v Jones. The pair have previously said they will never fight due to their mutual respect, but White disagrees.

"Now, Anderson and Jones are saying we're buddies, don't wanna fight or whatever the deal is, but [Jones] didn't want to fight Rashad [Evans] either, and that happened," White said.

"As you start to get to a point like where Anderson is now in his career. He's beat everybody; he's broke every record in UFC history. If he wins against Georges St-Pierre, I guarantee he'll be eyeballing Jon Jones next."

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