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Anderson Silva Wants Roy Jones Jr., Not GSP or Jon Jones

By Edward Chaykovsky

UFC champion Anderson Silva (33-4 in MMA, 16-0 in the UFC), 38-years-old, has made it know that he would rather face 44-year-old former champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8, 40KOs) rather than an MMA super fight with either Georges St. Pierre and Jon Jones. This Saturday as the main event of UFC 162 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Silva faces undefeated Chris Weidman (9-0) and many experts are tabbing the challenger to pull off the upset.

"I believe a fight against Roy Jones Jr. would be much better. I think my legacy is already complete. I already fought around the world. I think I'm the only athlete in this sport who has four belts from four different promotions. I have the Cage Rage belt. I have the PRIDE belt from when I beat Dan Henderson in a unification bout. I also have the Shooto and UFC belts," Silva told MMA Junkie.

"Of course I want to fight him, and maybe after this fight against (Chris) Weidman, regardless of the outcome, I would love to fight him. He's already said he'd fight me, so that's something I'd really like to happen."

"I feel that his boxing style is one that I'd like to test myself against. I've always been a fan of his, and I've always wanted to test myself against Roy Jones."

Jones also wants the fight, but UFC President Dana White is not a fan of the contest and Silva recently signed a long-term contract with the UFC.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LoadedWraps on 07-05-2013

[QUOTE=T18Z;13530289]Silva needs to shut the hell up. If he thinks he's so good at boxing how about he takes on Golovkin? He ain't nothin' but another moron who thinks he can box who works in MMA, 99% of "strikers" are…

Comment by Jim Ross on 07-05-2013

I'd back silva tbh Jones was ko1 by Danny Green several years ago and almost kod by an actual club fighter in his last fight

Comment by cdub2 on 07-05-2013

Dana White calls the shots. White will not let one of his fighters fight a current top tier boxer, but mos def will sign off for them to fight an old washed up, financially unstable boxer.

Comment by Main Source on 07-05-2013

Shut up and fight Jones. Jon Jones.

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 07-04-2013

What a joke man. The best P4P mma fighter on the planet at the top of his game, wants to prove something about mma vs. boxing by challenging a 40+ year old multiple concussed fighter who's been knocked out in…

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