‘Jon Jones Has More Weapons to Beat Francis Ngannou’- Anderson Silva Gives His Verdict on the Heavyweight Super Fight

Published 05/20/2021, 9:02 AM EDT
HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones celebrates his victory over Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 247 event at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Ever since Jon Jones announced his desire to move up to the heavyweight division, there has been much speculation about who ‘Bones’ would fight. At one point it was announced that Jones would face the winner of the fight between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. However after Ngannou won the fight, talks between the UFC and Jones broke down over pay issues.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Nevertheless, fans from all over the world are still expecting this fight to happen. People have been talking about the potential super fight and have been sharing their views on the same.

Recently UFC legend Anderson Silva also commented on the potential fight. He said, “Wow, it’s tough for me talking about Jon Jones because he’s my friend and I think you’ve seen me put in Jon Jones’ back fight. Because you know he’s a huge talent and the only one big guy who has a big name in UFC right now.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Jon Jones, who is one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time, has proven his skill repeatedly. As Silva himself believes this, he backed ‘Bones’ to beat Ngannou, saying, “Of course. Well, in my opinion, Jon Jones has more skills and more weapons to win this fight.”

Will changing divisions be a challenge for Jon Jones?

Silva, who is an MMA legend, holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC middleweight history. However, even he changed divisions in his MMA career. Hence, he was asked for his take on the same.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Silva said, “I mean, I think it’s challenging when you change, it’s a challenge in your mind, in your body, and a challenge for your team. That’s why I change and I go to fight in a different category.”

DIVE DEEPER

‘I Absolutely Hate Losing’- Tony Ferguson Promises a Career Resurgence at Lightweight Following Three Straight Losses

29 days ago

After a decade of dominance at 205, Jones wanted a challenge. Now, he can enter the octagon as the hungry challenger with something to fight for.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Let us know whether you think a potential fight between Jones and Ngannou will take place? If yes, who will you be supporting?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Paras Pande

237 articles

Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT