Anderson Silva’s cemented his legendary and fan favourite status at UFC 234 against Israel Adesanya. The entire MMA and combat sports community was in awe of Silva’s sublime skill-set. The UFC light heavyweight champion and all time pound for pound great Jon Jones has now come out and praised Silva for his “great performance” against Adesanya.
Jones was recently in conversation with MMA Junkie. Here’s what he had to say about Silva’s legacy, his performance at UFC 234 and about his greatness:
That loss against Israel I think was great for his stock, 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. 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.
He’s just amazing, he continues to prove it.