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Jon Jones Hopes Anderson Silva “Just Stays Away” From MMA


Jon Jones was asked by a local Washington, D.C. radio show, UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones gave his opinion on what Silva should do next?

“To see such a magnificent career and legacy get tarnished by two losses, two kind of flukish losses – I wouldn’t call the first one a fluke – it sucks,” he said. “It leaves a weird taste in your mouth, like it’s not supposed to end that way. What I’m hoping is that people remember Anderson for all the magnificent things he’s done, and all the lives he’s touched, and all the people he’s inspired, and I’m hoping that Anderson just stays away from the sport and continues to be an inspiration outside of the octagon.
“You mean not fight again?” Dukes sought clarification.
“Not fight again,” Jones said of Silva. “Anderson can do seminars, he can do motivational speaking, he can help all the kids in Brazil, I mean he’s such an idol. His greatness has just begun, but I think in the Octagon, I think it’s been already fun.”

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I think Jones is spot on with that he had to say in this piece. Silva has done it all in the world of MMA and honestly there is nothing left to prove. What if he comes back and loses. That is three in a row, they give him another fight and loses. How many fights are the UFC going to give him with a consecutive loss record?

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