It is all speculation. People get their panties in a bunch any time Anderson talks. He said he wouldn't fight Chael again because he "didn't deserve it"...he did. He said he would never fight Bones...but said yes, that fight is possible. Lets not get all mad over something that hasn't even happened yet.
Perhaps if someone worthy came to 185 he would fight them. At this point he wants big fights...he doesn't have that many left. All good fighters take "big fights" at the end of their careers. Look at Fedor. Perhaps if Rashad wasn't such a little girl he would shed some pudge and make 185. He was just dismantled by the 205 champ, he is resorting to fight Lil Nog, and he is small for the weight. If he came down, I'm sure Anderson would fight him, he's a big fight.
Instead we have guys like 9-0 Chris Weidman trying to get a shot at the best ever. Is Weidman real good? Yea, but why would they hurry him? Why not build a name first? I was no fan of Brock getting a title shot, but he was a big name.
Condit has been holding the division up for a year now. They did a fake belt fight, he won. He watched GSP heal for a year. The WW fighters "got their hopes and dreams crushed" (my best LizaG impersonation) because Condit didn't fight anyone.
Jon Jones is fighting a 185er who hasn't had a fight....let alone win at 205 in YEARS. Now he is doing a reality show that will take months. Only to fight a 185er. Guys like Gustaf, Hendo, Machida are getting their "hopes and dreams crushed" as we speak. Jones is doing a show (what does he think he is a movie star? Steven Seagal?) and fighting a non 205er when Hendo is clearly the #1 contender and others are making names (Gustaf if he beats SHogun will have to wait 8 or 9 months to think about getting a title shot).
There you have it folks. All divisions have a bunch of crushed dreamers. At the hands of evil champs that aren't doing their jobs!
Jones is only fighting "Middleweights" because no one wants to fight him.
Where as Weidman, Bisping, Vitor, Boetsch, and Rashad all want a piece of Anderson but no he wants to pick a fight with a Welterweight with a bad knee, the middleweights have to go after Jones because they can't get a title fight in their own division.
Something certainly isn't adding up, if Anderson doesn't feel like there's "worthy" fights for him at 185, then just leave, man up and go fight at 205 let the guys who wanna fight for a World Title and defend the World Title handle that situation or keep being a little bitch and pick on the guys 15 lbs lighter than you.
Your in for such a bad MMA year... Condit is going to get wrecked... Cruz is going to get smashed... And Anderson like usual is going to get what he wants because he is a god among men.
Cruz isn't gonna get smashed, he tooled Faber and Jorgensen way worse than Barao did and when the time comes Barao's gonna be pouting like a little girl after 25 minutes of getting dominated by the Dominator.
And a God amongst men? Yeah because he only fights favorable fights for him, Leites, Maia, Bonnar, GSP, Cote, Leben, Irvin? Yeah, no wonder he's a God amongst men, he only has four good wins in the UFC and one of them was so pilled up out of his mind he couldn't even fight. Jones already is a far more impressive champ than Anderson.