Originally Posted by countswagula
Anderson went back and forth on it, giving cryptic answers but a few times over the years he explicitly ssaid he'd be up for it. I don't beleieve the UFC ever formally made him the offer.
I never heard Silva say he was ready for it. I only read him say that it could possibly occur. Silva made a lot of timid remarks and a lot of subtle back and forth comments contrary to the fight. Silva said jones would beat him and that he would not fight him at and little things like that. Jones also said similar things but there seemed to be some subtle resistance from Silva when you read his comments.
I didn't think silva wanted the fight.