Anderson Silva - MMAWEEKLYUFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is done beating around the bush when it comes to the subject of middleweight king Anderson Silva. Though he has no date in mind, “Bones” has finally confirmed his willingness to face the brilliant Brazilian rather than shrug off the notion while showing respect to his fellow pound-for-pound great.

Jones’ comments came yesterday at a press conference promoting his title-defense tomorrow night against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159.

When asked about the possibility of fighting Silva, Jones replied, “Definitely, there will be a time, there will come a time one day. I said it here first. Normally I beat around the bush, but it’s going to happen for sure.”

Silva has shown similar interest in an outing against Jones based on the stakes involved and status as a legitimate superfight. “The Spider” is 33-4 in his career with 26 stoppages and sixteen straight wins in the Octagon, while the 17-1 Jones’ only loss was the result of an unnecessary disqualification, and both have beaten a slew of savvy veterans with relative ease.