Jon Jones ‘Proud’ Of Anderson Silva For Performace Against Israel Adesanya At UFC 234
If you don’t know let me remind you that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and legendary Anderson Silva are good friends. Jones watched Silva’s recent fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 and can’t stop gushing over Silva for his performance against rising star even though ‘Spider’ came up short in that bout.
Despite the loss, Jones said the 43-year old legend showcased his skills that how magnificent Anderson is.
“I’m so proud of Anderson in his last fight,” Jones told MMAjunkie. “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.
“As an Anderson Silva fan, that’s exactly what we want to see. That was so beautiful. I’m so proud of him.
“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 also adds the loss doesn’t hurt Anderson Silva’s legacy, but it gives him a boost and continues to pour his heart over a legend.
“That loss against Israel I think was great for his stock,” Jones said “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.
“He’s just amazing,” Jones said. “He continues to prove it.”
Do you think Silva’s stock goes up after his fight against Israel Adesanya?