Anderson Silva recently called Chael Sonnen the next president of the United States, and now he has come up with another presidential reference for UFC president Dana White.
Silva wanted to compete under taekwondo rules during 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and also challenge Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing bout. However, he believes that White declined his offers to keep everything under control, just like former U.S. president George W. Bush.
"I think that Dana could let me tryout in taekwondo for the 2016 Olympic Games and let me fight Roy," Silva told Roda Viva in Brazil, "but if he let me do that, he would need to let other fighters do their things, so he would lose control."
"[Dana White] is a big dad, but we have our fights all the time," he continued. "He’s the Bush of MMA."
White said he's considering the idea of letting Anderson Silva fight Roy Jones Jr. if he beats Chris Weidman at UFC 168.
"These two drive me crazy," White said of Silva and Jones Jr. on FOX Sports Live. "So I’m in this position where I feel like Roy wants to fight him, he wants to fight Roy – I feel like I’m in this position to try to make both of these guys happy. But it drives me crazy. I would love Roy Jones Jr. to focus on his next opponent and Anderson to focus on his. We’ll talk about all this stuff. I know Roy’s coming to the fight."
Of course, next up for Silva is a Saturday night to rematch against new middleweight champion Chris Weidman.
"My biggest goal as a fighter is (fight Roy Jones Jr. in boxing)," Silva maintains. "I watched him compete for many years and it’s a personal dream to fight against him. He said he also wants to fight me, and it would be a great experience."