"My job is to be prepared to fight the best in the world. I will only know my limit when I face the best fighters in the world. I would rather not to fight Anderson, but if I have to fight him, I will focus on my confidence and technique," Jones said.
The light heavyweight phenom has been on a tear since turning pro in MMA. With a 15-1 record and a dominant run in the UFC thus far, Jones looks to be the "next big thing" in MMA if he hasn't already staked his claim to that title.
Jones' top priority is to continue to develop as a fighter and he hopes that Silva will help him in that journey.
Due to Jones and Silva's dominance in their respective weight classes, many in the MMA community have voiced their desires to see a Jones vs. Silva super-fight. Silva has stated in the past that he has no interest in fighting Jones, preferring a bout with George St. Pierre instead. Where does Jones stand on this issue?
"I respect and look up to him so much. For me, the ideal scenario would be having him as my mentor and learn with him after he retires. It would be great for me. He could teach me how to move my body in different way. It would be ideal but the world wants to see us fight. Maybe that will happen, maybe not," Jones said.
"But after beating Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans and maybe Alexander Gustafsson in 2012, I don't see what to do in this division, not wanting to disrespect to anybody. Maybe I will do a fight as a heavyweight in 2013, who knows," Jones said.
Jones vs. Evans is set for UFC 145 on April 21 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.