As much an Anderson Silva fan I am, one can't help but wonder if Silva isn't highly concerned with Jones as an opponent. He provides names of fighters who are at least a year away from solidfying themselves as contenders, as a reason he doesn't want to fight for the title. Furthermore no one's saying this fight has to be a title fight.
Three years ago I would've been interested in seeing this fight. Now I just think age is such a huge concern. Perhaps I'm being a skeptic, but I've never taken what's come out of Anderson's mouth too seriously -- even if he is perhaps my favorite fighter. One can't deny the querness of logic and personality he's exhibited.