Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre Superfights Are Off the Table After Anderson Silva Loss at UFC 162


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Georges St-PierreAnderson Silva’s seven-year middleweight title reign came crashing down at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman on Saturday with a flurry of punches by Chris Weidman. It put an end to the superfight-talk-era his accomplishments ushered in.

“That fight cost Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones and Anderson Silva a lot of money,” said UFC president Dana White during the UFC 162 post-fight press conference on Saturday.

“In those superfights, he was the link to both of them; so there you go,” added White.

Silva was, and perhaps still is, considered the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.  A fight with St-Pierre was going to be billed as a match-up to determine which one truly should carry that accolade.

Jon Jones has made a case for his pound-for-pound top status with wins over former light heavyweight champions Maricio “Shogun” Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.

Silva’s UFC 162 loss ends the discussion of potential superfights, since they no longer make much sense.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 5 days ago
  • 15 views

"Money" continues to be king of the combat sports world. Floyd Mayweather Jr. piled on the hardware last night (July 16, 2014) as the pound-for-pound king of boxing took home the 2014 ESPY Award for "Fighter of the Year," beating out fellow pugilists Manny Pacquiao, Andrew Ward, and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) titleholders Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey. Mayweather 1, Rousey 0. Floyd began another successful (and highly-lucrative) year by beating Marcos Maidana in a very entertaining fight more

  • 28 days ago
  • 35 views

This year, the UFC raised the bar with nominations for ESPY awards, getting four nods for three fighters: Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman. Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 28 days ago
  • 34 views

A trio of UFC titlists – Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman -- have received ESPY nominations for 2014. more

  • 28 days ago
  • 40 views

For Jon Jones, success at UFC 178 won’t be attained by merely winning and defending his light heavyweight title. He has to dominate Alexander Gustafsson on September 27. It’s hard to imagine that a year has almost passed since Jones and Gustafsson’s epic light heavyweight clash at UFC 165. Both men expended every ounce of fight in their bodies for 25 minutes in arguably the greatest title fight in UFC history. When the battle smoke lifted, Jones was left standing with his hand raised, but Gustaf more

  • 29 days ago
  • 42 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones calls his UFC 165 unanimous decision win over Alexander Gustafsson his strongest showing to date, because of his heart and determination to win. more

  • 29 days ago
  • 68 views

At UFC 178, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will once again face off against his most difficult opponent to date in Alexander Gustafsson. Since the end of their first Octagon meeting at UFC 165, in which Jones won by unanimous decision, the UFC and the majority of MMA fans had been pining for a Jones/Gustafsson rematch. Eventually getting their wish, the champion will defend his title for a second time against his Swedish counterpart on September 27. The Champion’s Reluctance After his more

  • 29 days ago
  • 3698 views

For all the dramatics leading up to his latest booking, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones sounds relieved to finally have a date for his rematch with Alexander Gustafsson. Jones' hesitation to sign the bout agreement made him a target of UFC president Dana White, who framed the champion's reluctance as turning his back on the fans. "As soon as [Jones] starts to build some steam and starts to become the star that you think he can be, he comes out and doesn't want to fight somebody," White more

  • 28 days ago
  • 35 views

And "Rowdy" is up for multiple awards. For the fourth straight year, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is up for an ESPY award. But this time, he's got a little competition from within. That's because UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey -- like "Bones" -- has also been nominated for "Best Fighter" of 2014, according to the annual ESPN award panel. But the similarities end there, as "Rowdy" also garnered a nod for "Best Female Athlete." UFC Middl more

  • 28 days ago
  • 24 views

Will this be the year a mixed martial artist finally breaks through for ESPY's Best Fighter award? ESPN has lumped boxers and MMA fighters in the single category of Best Fighter since 2007. In that time, the fan-voted award havs always gone in a boxer's favor. This time out, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones have earned nominations in the "Best Fighter" category. Additionally, Rousey earned a nomination for Best Female Athlete; while Chris W more