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Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. In UFC, fighters square off in the Octagon, an eight-sided ring enclosed by a chain-linked fence where the object is to punch, kick, slam or choke the opponent into submission. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) UFC Fighters Jon Jones and Anderson Silva arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI,OH - OCTOBER 20: Anderson Silva (yellow/black tight shorts) def. Rich Franklin (orange/black shorts) - TKO - 1:07 round 2 during the UFC 77 at US Bank Arena on October 20, 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Jon Jones takes down Stephan Bonnar during their UFC light heavyweight mixed martial art match Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Jones won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
CINCINNATI,OH - OCTOBER 20: Anderson Silva (yellow/black tight shorts) def. Rich Franklin (orange/black shorts) - TKO - 1:07 round 2 during the UFC 77 at US Bank Arena on October 20, 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: Jon 'Bones' Jones reacts after defeating Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI,OH - OCTOBER 20: Anderson Silva (yellow/black tight shorts) def. Rich Franklin (orange/black shorts) - TKO - 1:07 round 2 during the UFC 77 at US Bank Arena on October 20, 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
CHICAGO,IL - OCTOBER 25: Anderson Silva (black/yellow shorts) def. Patrick Cote (white/red shorts) - TKO - :39 round 3 during the UFC 90 at Allstate Arena on October 25,2008 in Chicago,Illinois. (Photo by: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - JULY 19: Anderson Silva (black/yellow shorts) def. James Irvin (black/camo shorts) - KO - 1:01 round 1 during the UFC Fight Night 14 at The Pearl at the Palms on July 19, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: (L-R) Jon 'Bones' Jones knees Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
COLUMBUS,OH - MARCH 1: Anderson Silva (black/yellow tight shorts) def. Dan Henderson (blue/orange shorts) - Submission (rear naked choke) - 4:52 round 2 during the UFC 82 - Pride of a Champion at Nationwide Arena on March 1,2008 in Columbus,Ohio. (Photo by: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 3: Anderson Silva (black/yellow tight shorts) def. Travis Lutter (white/black shorts) - Submission (elbows/triangle choke) - 2:11 round 2 during UFC 67 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 3, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 8: Anderson Silva (black/yellow shorts) def. Forrest Griffin (tan shorts) - KO - 3:23 round 1 during UFC 101 at Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: Former middleweight champion Anderson 'The Spider' Silva speaks to the media during the UFC 168: Weidman v SIlva 2 press conference in the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on September 24, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Las Vegas, UNITED STATES: Brazilian Anderson 'The Spider' Silva holds his Champion Belt after he defeated Travis Lutter of the US in their UFC 67: All or Nothing fight at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada 04 February 2007. Started in 1993, the Ultimate Fighting Competition (UFC) is a combination of martial arts and boxing. Dana White, President of the UFC is looking to expand the sport to Europe and Japan. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 27: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon 'Bones' Jones stands in the Octagon before his light heavyweight championship fight against Chael Sonnen during the UFC 159 event at the Prudential Center on April 27, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Las Vegas, UNITED STATES: Brazilian champion Anderson 'The Spider' Silva (R) fights with Travis Lutter of the US during their UFC 67: All or Nothing fight at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada 04 February 2007. Started in 1993, the Ultimate Fighting Competition (UFC) is a combination of martial arts and boxing. Dana White, President of the UFC is looking to expand the sport to Europe and Japan. Silva defeated Lutter. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 28: Chris Weidman reacts after his TKO victory over Anderson Silva in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 168 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 17: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones interacts with the crowd during the UFC Time Is Now press conference at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on November 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 28: Anderson Silva crouches in the Octagon before his UFC middleweight championship bout against Chris Weidman during the UFC 168 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: (L-R) Jon 'Bones' Jones kicks Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Jon Jones, left, of Endicott, N.Y., gets in a kick to the head of Rampage Jackson, of Irvine, Calif., during the first round of their UFC Light Heavyweight title bout, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/ Jack Dempsey )
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: (R-L) Jon 'Bones' Jones elbows Glover Teixeira in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 05: (L-R) Jon Jones kicks Ryan Bader during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 126 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: Jon 'Bones' Jones crouches in the Octagon before his light heavyweight championship bout against Glover Teixeira during the UFC 172 event at the Baltimore Arena on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUG 4: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones yells to the crowd after facing off against challenger Daniel Cormier during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Jon 'Bones' Jones kicks Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout at the Air Canada Center on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 25: Jon 'Bones' Jones weighs in during the UFC 172 weigh-in at the Baltimore Arena on April 25, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Jon 'Bones' Jones kicks Alexander Gustafsson in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout at the Air Canada Center on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: (R-L) Jon 'Bones' Jones lands a knee to the head of Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout at the Air Canada Center on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Jon 'Bones' Jones is tended to by a cut man after his fight against Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson (not pictured) in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout at the Air Canada Center on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - APRIL 08: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pauses during a UFC media event at Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Academy on April 8, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 17: UFC President Dana White interacts with the crowd during the UFC Time Is Now press conference at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on November 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Ring girl Kahili Blundell displays the first round card at the UFC Fight Night Brisbane at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 7, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Mixed martial arts fighters Jon 'Bones' Jones and Anderson Silva arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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One thing that fans of MMA and the UFC have been dreaming of for the past couple of years is the opportunity to see UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight champion Anderson Silva share the Octagon.

Finally, everyone got their wish.

After a number of UFC stars were in Las Vegas for "The Time Is Now" press conference where the promotion revealed their 2015 calendar, the two MMA stars shared a private sparring session.

Thanks to the powers of social media, we got to see a photo from the sparring session surface.

UFC president Dana White shared the photo:

Ah, maybe one day we could see the two men put their world class skill on display against each other in a real fight?

Don't count on it.

"I would never want to fight Anderson. Never. Ever," Jon Jones said at the press conference, via MMA Fighting.

"I just look up to him so much. And he's just...I don't have many people that I've looked up to in my lifetime and think, 'wow, how cool would it be to be that guy.' Look at what he's done. Jordan, LeBron, Anderson, Kobe, I consider them all in the same type of class. The Jeters. Athletes of that caliber don't come around that often. I don't want to be the guy to beat him. Even though that's happened already, I wouldn't want to lose to him and I don't want to beat him. "

What a buzz kill, Jon.

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