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Jon Jones to Anderson Silva: ‘I cannot wait to see you knock out Nick Diaz’

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UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones battled Daniel Cormier for five rounds on Saturday night, but would skip vacations to help fellow UFC star Anderson Silva on his training camp for UFC 183.

Silva, a former UFC 185-pound champion, is set to return to the Octagon against Nick Diaz at on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, and "Bones", who sparred with the Brazilian one time in 2014, told Sportv he’s willing to help "The Spider" at Black House gym in California.

"If there's anything I can do for you leading up to this fight, let me know," Jones said, "because I will definitely come out to California and train with you."

Jones, who ties Silva’s record of consecutive title defenses with two more wins at light heavyweight, is anxious to see the Brazilian back in action – and hoping to see a stoppage against the former Strikeforce welterweight champion in Las Vegas.

"I did it, and I cannot wait to see you knock out Diaz," Jones said. "I believe in you so much. I know you got it. Get it done, baby, it's your turn."

UFC 183 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Jan. 31.