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Roy Jones Jr. Still Ready For Anderson Silva Showdown

By Edward Chaykovsky

44-year-old former champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8, 40KOs) is still ready to face the now former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-5 in MMA, 16-1 in the UFC), 38-years-old. Jones sat ringside on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and watched one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, as Chris Weidman (10-0) knocked out Silva in the second round, snapping Silva's near seven year undefeated run and 16-0 streak in the UFC.

Jones thinks Silva lost the match because his mind was focused on making a fight between the two of them.

"With Anderson, what I saw, was a guy who was playing because for so long now he's been wanting to box me," Jones stated in a UFC on FUEL TV interview, according to MMA Mania. "I don't even think the fight with this kid, Weidman, was on his mind. I think he was really out to show he had the razzle dazzle for his boxing goals because he tried to prove a point like, 'I've done this long enough, I want to see how I do at boxing.'"

"In this game you can't pay any disrespect to anyone who is in front of you. It's the same in boxing. You don't want to see it, but it happens. Chris Weidman is a great fighter, it was a great fight, but things like that do happen, especially when you see guys not have the hunger they had or be as focused."

"It's doesn't really surprise me because it's not something he's up for -- he wants to do something else," he continued. "If you let him go get that out of his system .. he could come back [to MMA] and say, 'Okay, now that I got that out of my blood, let me go get this title and prove that I can beat this kid.' It would be hard for me not to see him beat this kid… If was serious and focused, he wouldn't have [continued] to play with him after that first round."

"Of course [I still want to fight him! It's something the world has wanted to see for a long time. It's a show, it's an event. Not a boxing match or an MMA fight, but an event with two guys who have that razzle dazzle and, when they're focused, you can't whoop 'em."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Achille on 07-08-2013

I am a die hard fan of RJJ but come on we all know that him and Silva are friends. So I highly doubt neither of them will go for broke so it will just become a glorified sparring session…

Comment by ddangerous on 07-08-2013

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;13538736]Roy wants that money, now that it looks like Silva is on the downside Roy's all for a fight.[/QUOTE] In Roy's defense, he was considering the fight prior to Silva getting humbled.

Comment by mathed on 07-08-2013

Jones stomps him out

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 07-08-2013

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;13538728]It was a half thrown arm punch... [IMG]http://i.minus.com/ibpTAYvgSlVH1S.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE] That right hand on the ground was fuqqing brutal doe

Comment by JoeKidd on 07-07-2013

Let the event begin! RJJ will embarrass him...but still should be fun viewing.

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