UFC middleweight champion and concensous #1 pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world, Anderson Silva, spoke during an edition of the SporTV program “Bem, Amigos!” recently and revealed who he will be cheering for in UFC 152′s main event between Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort.
“It’s difficult, because Jon Jones has a larger-than-normal wingspan and he’s still very young. He’s still in the phase where he’s playing during the fight, really, but he doesn’t have the responsibility of a champion.
He fights with delight, jokingly, striking like I did back in 1930, when I started,” joked Silva. “Vitor has a great chance to defeat him. The biggest factor for Vitor is to use his explosiveness and his jiu-jitsu, where he is very good. But I think when one of them makes a mistake, the other will end up striking.
As a Brazilian, I’ll be rooting for the Brazilian, even though I have a very good friendship with Jon Jones. Whenever I’m with him, I ask him to conduct his career in a different way, because he is very young and is always asking me something. But I’ll be rooting for Brazil, yes. May the best man win, but I’m rooting for Brazil.”