There are reports that Anderson Silva to be the replacement for Jon Jones at UFC 200. Jones was pulled from the event for a potential positive test.
Globo in Brazil are reporting that 41-year-old Anderson Silva, widely considered to be the best UFC fighter of all time, will step in at the last minute to fight Cormier:
— Niall McGrath (@niallmcgrath4) July 7, 2016
That's very surprising. Anderson Silva is the replacement of Jones and it will face DC. AS is facing his stylistic nightmare with DC #UFC200
— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) July 7, 2016
Combate is reporting it's Anderson Silva vs. Daniel Cormier. This fight has been discussed, though it's not quite official. News to DC camp.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 7, 2016
Silva came out of retirement after a run of injuries and failed drugs tests to fight against Michael Bisping in February, losing by unanimous decision.
The fight, if it happens won't be a title fight.
There are reports too though that this isn't true:
Per @danawhite via text, reports of Silva vs. Cormier “not true."
— John Morgan (@JohnMorgan_MMA) July 7, 2016