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 Last update:  12/30/2013       Read more by Yuri Tarantin         
   
Hryunov Plans White Meeting on Roy Jones-Nick Diaz
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By Yuri Tarantin

Russian promoter Vladimir "красивый" Hryunov plans to have a meeting next month with UFC President Dana White to discuss the possibility of a cross-sports fight between 44-year-old former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (57-8, 40KOs) and 30-year-old former MMA champion Nick Diaz (26-9).

Jones was looking to face former UFC champion Anderson Silva (33-6 in MMA, 16-2 in the UFC). And Hryunov was focused to stage the fight in Moscow, Russia as the main event of a huge UFC event.

On Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Silva was stopped in the second round by Chris Weidman (11-0). During the fight, Silva badly broke his left shin and the serious injury will keep him out of action for a long time.

Jones approached White, during Saturday's UFC card, and discussed the idea of a fight with Diaz.

"We witnessed that Silva got a serious injury, so we can't even discuss a fight between him and Roy Jones. I have spoken to Roy himself, and we are going look for someone else. I think that a meeting with White will be held in January, and we will hold a UFC event in Russia in the coming year," Hryunov said.

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru

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comment by US Dirk Killer, on 01-01-2014
Hyrnov got he money....the helll would he make sthis for

comment by Mr Ehrmantraut, on 01-01-2014
Thanks. So is his nickname some kind of running joke?.

comment by nodogoshi, on 12-30-2013
This is most likely a stunt to keep Roy Jones and the UFC (which is sputtering) in the news and little more.

comment by Hougigo, on 12-30-2013
This Hyrunov guy is interesting.... he's throwing money everywhere to make things happen

comment by BennyST, on 12-30-2013
This seems to be being taken seriously. What a sad end to an ATG career if Jones does decide to go into MMA. Whatever the rules are, if it can be taken to the ground, Roy will lose. It's been shown time and time again that when an old, shot, hopelessly worn out former boxer gets into MMA that...

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