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Silva: There's only one man who can stop Jon Jones

ESPN staff
January 13, 2013
Wanderlei Silva says Chael Sonnen does not stand any chance of beating Jon Jones © Getty Images

Wanderlei Silva believes UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones could beat Chael Sonnen "with one hand tied behind his back".

Sonnen will have a shot at Jones' belt in April when the pair step into the Octagon following the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter 17 series, in which they will be rival coaches.

While Silva does not expect Sonnen to cause Jones any problems, he admits there are few other fighters who could get close to him, and singled out middleweight champion Anderson Silva as the only man who could stop Jones.

"Jones will swallow Sonnen. I spoke with Jones and told him that he can win the fight only with jabs, with one hand tied behind his back," Silva said in an interview with Sherdog. "The only person who can beat Jones today is Anderson Silva."

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