Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. recently dusted off the old fantasy match idea of he and Anderson Silva fighting each other in a professional boxing match.
During an interview with MMA Fight Corner, Jones Jr. made it clear that he doesn’t expect the fight to ever take place, despite the fact that the fans and both of the combatants want to make it happen.
“The UFC won’t allow him to fulfill his dream and get in the ring and enjoy a night of sharing the ring with the great Roy Jones. Jr.,” Jones said. “It’s such a pity. It’s such a shame because it’s a night that I’m sure people from both worlds would really admire, and would love to see, and would get a lot from because of two legends in the ring at once. Although it’s boxing, we could share the ring together because Anderson can box. He’s a professional fighter too, and he’s an entertainer just as myself.”
“I feel really solid that [the UFC] won’t allow him to do that,” said Jones. “But as a fighter, I think he’s a phenomenal fighter and I think he’s probably going to be one of the best UFC fighters to ever touch the planet.”
Anderson Silva makes his Octagon return against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.