According to a Feb. 28 report from Yahoo! Sports, UFC boss Dana White is dreaming of a UFC superfight between Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, and he wants it to happen at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
White is feeling good about the UFC's chances of finally having the opportunity to put on a show at "The World's Most Famous Arena," but MMA is still illegal in New York.
"We’re feeling pretty good about New York, really good. I just don’t want to talk about it,” said White following UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche. “Let the lawyers deal with this. I’ll end up saying some (expletive) that will piss somebody off. We’ll have to wait another (expletive) year if I say something stupid.”
If a deal does happen to legalize MMA in New York, White wants to put on a show at Madison Square Garden with Jones vs Silva in the headlining slot.
“Anderson (Silva) and (Jon) Jones, that’s the fight I want to see,” said White on a recent edition of UFC Tonight when asked what superfight most intrigues him. “If we made that fight and if everything went the right way, Madison Square Garden. Madison Square Garden on our anniversary.”
White hinted that Silva may hold off on taking a fight against Chris Weidman in order to square off against a bigger name like Jones, in a superfight outside of his middleweight division.
“It’s always a process with Anderson Silva, but to be honest, he wants big fights,” said White.
Jones is already set to fight Chael Sonnen in Apr. in New Jersey, while Silva is awaiting word on his next opponent.