Media and fans alike have clamored for a Superfight featuring either UFC Welterweight Champ, Georges St. Pierre or UFC Light Heavyweight Champ, Jon Jones. Silva has previously made it clear that he has no interest in fighting Jones and reiterated that sentiment at the UFC 153 post-fight press conference. Additionally, Silva said he’d prefer to fight GSP since he feels he has an edge over him.
“I’m old, guys,” Silva said at the post-fight press conference. “I’m getting old. I’m retired. I’m nearly there. I’ve only got another five years.”
“I think (GSP) would be a great challenge for me. I prefer him over Jon Jones. He’s smaller. It’ll be a little bit easier. I’ll be hit less.”
Silva also added that middleweight contender Chris Weidman isn’t someone he’s interested in fighting before he exits the UFC.
“I think all athletes in this division will get their opportunity in going for the title. I don’t have any intention of fighting with (Weidman). I still think he has a lot to do in the UFC. I am in a comfortable position and I am no longer a child. I am 37 years old, he’s a kid that is starting. Obviously, this might happen, but, I have two fights on my contract and I think one of them will be with St. Pierre and I don’t really have an intention in fighting with (Weidman) because I’m not a fool. I’m already an oldie, you know?”
Silva currently has only two fights left on his contract, but said he’d be in for five more years. UFC President Dana White said to MMA Weekly’s Damon Martin, “Anderson Silva said he has two fights left contract but he’s going to fight for five more years. So it looks like we’ve got to renegotiate. I’d like to sign him up for 55 more fights, I’m in, I love it. I will be negotiating with Anderson and his crew very soon on a lot of different issues.”