Perhaps we should start a thread citing sources where Dana has promised or stated he would like to give us a super fight. I know this topic is tired and old, but I think we, as the UFC community, need to continue to press the issue and persistently remind Dana that this is something we want! It would be a travesty to never pair some of these fighters together in the octagon before it is too late. I don't want some freakshow when anderson silva is 47 and everyone is past their prime. The time could come shortly. Anderson Silva who is the crossroads of all main super fight discussion is aging (although he is still beyond excellent).
For years this is has been teased. An ancient Diaz/GSP fight that was relevant when Diaz held the strike force title did not satiate my curiosity.
We all know internet banter, smack talk, and hipocrazy can get things done as we have seen. Let's get what we want and keep the pressure on Dana to get it done. He stated about three years ago that they had a few more contenders to get through before that was something he could set up. News: those contenders have been quelled. Additional news: there is always going to be a #1 ranked contender behind the champ. If Diaz can swoop in for a title shot after a loss and suspension and Chael can jump in after a loss and a weight class change, then....a reigning champ simply can jump ahead of a #1 contender.
I say---we draw a line in the sand, after hendrix and weidman we have this fight scheduled regardless of outcome. Let's go ahead and make some interim champs if we have to. Who cares. Besides, people like being interim champs anyways, it's something for them to feel good about.
I think neither one of them wants this fight (Jones, Silva, or GSP) and all are scared to have a blemish on their record. So what?! Dana, grow some and tell them who is fighting.
It's like Michael Jordan, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant all playing in the NBA in their prime, and all agreeing to sit out the games that they have scheduled to see each other, and David Stern just saying that's ok, because, although the fans want to know, he gives the players what they want...