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Jon Jones Has High Praise for Anderson Silva for His UFC 234 Performance

February 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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MMAjunkie recently spoke to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who had heavy praise for Anderson Silva for his performance at UFC 234, despite losing to Israel Adesanya by decision. Below are some highlights.

Jon Jones on Anderson Silva’s performance: “As an Anderson Silva fan, would I like to see him get his hand raised? Absolutely. But hats off to Israel for being so exciting and keeping the fans excited and having his own torch. As an Anderson Silva fan, that’s exactly what we want to see. That was so beautiful. I’m so proud of him.”

Jones on why he’s proud of Silva: “I’m so proud of Anderson in his last fight. He did so well. I am so proud of him. He has nothing to be ashamed about. He went against a young, hungry challenger, and he just proved his greatness. That performance, to me, was nothing short of great. To go in a stand-up battle against Israel at Anderson’s age and with the injury he experienced, that just proves his greatness. He’s amazing.”

Jones on Silva being amazing: “He’s just amazing. He continues to prove it.”