Roy Jones Jr. Agrees To Fight Anderson Silva In MMA, Dana White Says NO

anderson silva vs. roy jones jr

anderson silva vs. roy jones jr
In a surprise move, former boxing champ Roy Jones Jr. agrees to face Anderson Silva inside the octagon under MMA rules. The only problem is getting it past UFC President Dana White:

“You won’t see a Silva versus Jones fight while Silva is under contract with me …. I don’t want to say anything bad about Roy Jones, 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.”

“I could do it, make it huge, make money, but I could have done a fight like this when we were bleeding money [in the early 2000s] … The fight would make some money, but it hurts MMA in the long term. We don’t do that because we love the sport. That’s a Pride or K-1 matchup. It’s not what we do.”[CBS]

The Silva/Jones fight will not likely happen anytime soon unless the UFC agrees to host the fight.