UFC president Dana White (pictured) put his promoter’s cap on after UFC 159 by claiming middleweight king Anderson Silva called him to request a fight minutes after watching light heavyweight champion Jon Jones steamroll Chael Sonnen.
White didn’t specifically say who Silva wanted to tango with – either a superfight with Jones or welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre – but he made it clear “The Spider” was motivated from what he saw that night.
“Anderson called me tonight and wants a fight,” White vague shared that April evening. “I’m not going to tell you which fight he wants, but I’m going to get to work on it as soon as possible.”
Well, it appears White may have been stretching the truth about said phone conversation. During Tuesday’s UFC 162 conference call, Silva not only revealed he never contacted White that night, but he doesn’t even have his boss’ number.
“Yeah, I think everyone already knows I didn’t call Dana [after UFC 159],” Silva stated. “I don’t even have his phone number, personally. So, no. I didn’t speak to him.”
This superfight chatter is much ado about nothing, if you were to ask Chris Weidman. The 185-pound top contender has already apologized to White and MMA fans because he has promised to spoil any blockbuster bout involving Silva when he beats the Octagon’s most decorated champion at UFC 162.