MONTREAL – A loose and light-hearted Anderson Silva spoke briefly to reporters at the Bell Centre on Saturday before the start of UFC 154 and left open the possibility of fights with both welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

The UFC middleweight champion spoke mainly in English, a rarity for him, and joked repeatedly with reporters in a jammed room.

When he arrived and stepped behind a podium, he said, "I'm the new Dana White, Dana Black."

Silva, who has two fights remaining on his contract, said he hoped to work for the UFC for life. He said he was in Montreal to discuss a fight with St-Pierre should St-Pierre defeat Condit for the welterweight title in Saturday's main event.

"I have my plans," Silva said. "For a long time, people talked 'Anderson and Georges St-Pierre. Anderson and Georges St-Pierre.' [Recently], the people have talked, 'Anderson and Jon Jones. Anderson and Jon Jones.' My first goal is the Georges St-Pierre fight, the superfight. Then, maybe Jon Jones. I don't know."

Silva ruled out a fight with Condit should Condit beat St-Pierre. In that case, he said "maybe" top middleweight contender Chris Weidman would be his next opponent. Asked if he'd want to coach a season of 'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil' with contender Michael Bisping as the opposing coach, Silva told a reporter to "talk to Dana."

He said if he fought St-Pierre, he thought 177 would be an appropriate weight for the fight. The welterweight limit is 170 and the middleweight limit is 185.

Asked to evaluate St-Pierre as an opponent, Silva said, "Georges has good jiu-jitsu, good grappling and good stand-up." He then grinned broadly and said, "But I have more time in the Octagon."

[Related: Georges St-Pierre has 'found the fire again' after tough injury]

He then joked more about White, the UFC president, and the occasional battles the two have had.

On the day of a news conference in Brazil to announce Silva-Chael Sonnen II, White still didn't have a deal with Silva for that fight and had to battle with him to get it done.

Silva joked about that on Saturday as he discussed his plans.

"I told you, I am the black Dana," Silva said, laughing. "I am happy. I am very happy. I like my work. I worked a long time to gather the family, the UFC family. I had my problems with Dana, but it's OK. I love Dana. Dana sometimes hates me, loves me, but it's OK."

Related UFC video from Yahoo! Sports

 

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network: 
Lakers skewered by Taiwanese animation studio (video)
NFL's one constant: Belichick, Brady winning together with the Patriots
Auburn fans plea for help from President Obama
Y! News: Teen kills friend, sentenced to church

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

MMA's version of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao finally takes place in UFC 188 (Yahoo Sports)

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

From Yahoo Sports: After off and on talks since 2007, lightweights Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez meet in Mexico City on Saturday. read news >>

MMA's version of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao finally takes place in UFC 188 (Yahoo Sports)

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

From Yahoo Sports: After off and on talks since 2007, lightweights Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez meet in Mexico City on Saturday. read news >>

Paulo Filho talks cocaine addiction, believes Jon Jones will go back to it 'sooner or later'

  • 4 hours ago
  • 2 views

Former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho talks about how his substance abuse affected his career. He also believes Jon Jones will have a relapse. Paulo Filho was one of the most promising middlew read news >>

Jon Jones Hit-And-Run 911 Call and Raw Police Video: ‘The Guy Took Off Running’

  • 28 days ago
  • 64 views

Hear the 911 call and see the raw police video footage taken on April 27 moments after Jon Jones' alleged hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico. read news >>

The MMA Hour - 284 - Jason High

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Jason High talks about the end of his year-long suspension for pushing a referee. read news >>

The MMA Hour - 284 - Joe Soto

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Joe Soto talks about his 10-month layoff and his UFN New Orleans fight. read news >>

The MMA Hour - 284 - Bethe Correia

  • 28 days ago
  • 25 views

Bethe Correia talks about her simmering feud with Ronda Rousey and their title fight at UFC 190. read news >>

Don't Be Surprised If Jon Jones Comes Back More Baller Than Ever Inside the Cage

  • 28 days ago
  • 471 views

If you've thought to yourself: I've never seen anything quite like Jon Jones—or something to that effect—you might be right. It would be easy to mistake him for some otherworldly thing. Having had th read news >>

Police lapel cam, 911 call: Condoms, pipe, Funyuns, fight shorts in Jon Jones' car

  • 28 days ago
  • 39 views

In new audio released by the Albuquerque Police Department, we now can hear the immediate aftermath of the April hit-and-run accident allegedly involving former UFC champion Jon Jones.Filed under: Fe read news >>

Bethe Correia wants to give Ronda Rousey 'worst beating of her life' and 'make her cry'

  • 28 days ago
  • 28 views

Bethe Correia talks about how she thinks her fight with Ronda Rousey will pan, dreams of a head kick knockout and then doing a victory dance. Bethe Correia might have apologized for her suicide comme read news >>