Roy Jones Willing To Fight Anderson Silva In Octagon

Written by Tim Ngo
May 6th, 2009

A large payday has former boxing king Roy Jones Jr. willing to step onto Anderson Silva’s turf to make a fight happen. Silva had said that he’d be willing to box against Jones, but now Jones is considering stepping into the Octagon to make the fight happen.

Unfortunately for both fighters, it’s not up to them.

“You won’t see a Silva versus Jones fight while Silva is under contract with me,” UFC president Dana White said regarding the fight.

In typical White fashion, he also proceeded to take jabs at Jones as well saying, “I like Roy Jones and was a fan of his, but he mattered like fifteen years ago. He’s not anywhere near the best boxer in the world. He must’ve spent all his money.”

If both Silva and Jones want to make this fight happen, it appears Silva is going to have to leave the UFC. With challenges in the light heavyweight division looming, many doubt that Silva would ever leave before his contract is up. By then, Jones may be too old to make the fight happen.

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