When UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva recently stated he would only take part in a superfight against UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones if the UFC gave him a 50% stake in the company, most interpreted the statement as Silva saying he will never fight Jones, or that the price tag to make the fight happen would be more than the UFC would be willing to put up.
“The question (about facing Jones) would have to be made to Dana White.” Silva told a Brazilian news outlet over the weekend. “Let’s ask if he’ll give me 50% of the UFC. If he will, maybe this fight will happen.”
It didn’t take long for news of Silva’s comments to get around to UFC President Dana White as a fan on Twitter asked him “Anderson wants 50% of the UFC, doesn’t that seem too far fetched, unrealistic?”
Without going into any detail, White responded to the fan with a simple, straightforward answer of, “Yup.”