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 Last update:  12/29/2013       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Roy Jones Jr. Now Targets a Nick Diaz Showdown
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By Luke Furman

44-year-old former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (57-8, 40KOs) is still motivated to face a recognizable name from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

For years, Jones was pondering the possibility of facing former UFC champion Anderson Silva (33-6 in MMA, 16-2 in the UFC).

On Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Jones was sitting ringside and witnessed his dream of a Silva fight go up in smoke when 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 prevent him from taking part in any form of fighting for at least a year or possibly for good.

With Silva on the shelf, Jones is not targeting another former champion in MMA - 30-year-old Nick Diaz (26-9), who suffered back to back decision losses to Carlos Condit and Georges St. Pierre.

A few years ago, Diaz flirted with the idea of facing a boxer - and targeted former champion Jeff Lacy. The fight never happened and Diaz went back to MMA.

Jones told MMA reporter Ariel Helwani that he approached UFC president Dana White about his desire to face Diaz. White told Jones "he would think about it."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

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comment by iniduoh, on 12-30-2013
[QUOTE=King-]Is RJJ wanting to fight these MMA fighters in a boxing match or MMA match?[/QUOTE] Yeah, that's the same question I have. You'd think that the half @ss writer who wrote this, I don't even want to call this an article, would've indicated whether it would take place as a boxing matc...

comment by Virgil Caine, on 12-30-2013
[QUOTE=Box-Office]i honestly think there should be an age limit as to when you can stop competing. Who cares about being the oldest champ anyways besides maybe Hopkins. This is getting pathetic, i saw 2 rounds of Jones' last fite. SAD!![/QUOTE] I don't know about an age limit, but if the comm...

comment by mathed, on 12-30-2013
I would love it had Jones punched White in the face as a publicity stunt, would have been epic.

comment by Box-Office, on 12-30-2013
i honestly think there should be an age limit as to when you can stop competing. Who cares about being the oldest champ anyways besides maybe Hopkins. This is getting pathetic, i saw 2 rounds of Jones' last fite. SAD!!

comment by baya, on 12-29-2013
[QUOTE=killamoneymike]how funny would it be if diaz ****ed up jones while holding his hands out and talking ****[/QUOTE] that is the ONLY way the stockton bad ass would fight jones.

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