Sabrina B.

What could be the ultimate fight for the UFC is not desired by either potential participant.

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones said Tuesday he has “no interest” in fighting longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

After defeating Chael Sonnen Saturday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Silva, 37, wagged his finger no to the idea of fighting Jones, 24, who will defend his belt Sept. 1 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas against former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson of Temecula.

“Fist of all, I will never go down in weight,” Jones told The Times in a telephone interview, pouring water on the idea of a neutral catchweight match. “Second, I have no interest in fighting Anderson Silva. He’s a guy I really look up to.”

Silva, 37, has fought at 205 pounds before, but he has said often in the last year that he wants to remain an 185-pounder.

Shouldn’t Silva move back up and give the UFC its own version of Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. – an all-action bout of fighters capable of spinning backfists, high-flying kicks and superb submission skill?

“Those are all questions for Anderson,” Jones said.

For now, the 6-feet-4 Jones (16-1) has his mind on Henderson (29-8), who is coming off victories over former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko.

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