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White Rejects Idea of Staging 'Old Guy' Fight - Roy Jones-Anderson Silva

UFC president Dana White has no interest in promoting a potential cross-sport boxing match between Roy Jones Jr. and Anderson Silva.

Jones and Silva have been discussing the idea of fighting each other for years - but the contest never went beyond the talking stage.

Silva, 45-years-old, was recently released from the UFC - but recently vowed to continue his fight career.

Jones, 51-years-old, returned to the ring on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angles, California.

He fought to a eight round split draw with former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who is 54-years-old.


In a recent interview, Jones explained that he was still very much interested in facing Silva in a boxing match.

White is close friends with Tyson and liked what he saw from Saturday's exhibition bout.

But he didn't like it enough to entertain the idea of staging the Jones-Silva encounter.

“Anderson Silva had his day. Roy Jones Jr. had his day. Today is not their day. It’s just not. These young guys that you saw fight tonight are the future. These are the guys that are up and coming, and this is what I’m interested in. This is what I love to do,” White said, according to

“I could sit here all f--king night and watch kids that fought tonight fight. It’s what I love to do. It’s just not what I really love to do. There’s plenty of people out there that do that. Plenty of people that do the ‘old guy’ stuff. I don’t do the ‘old guy’ stuff.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by revelated on 11-30-2020

I agree with Dana. I don't know why Roy is so fixated on Silva. That fight is extremely hard to market. But Roy Jones vs. Jon 'Bones' Jones? Now that's a sellout.

Comment by Max-Power on 11-30-2020

But we all know Roy will never box again because he sucks and you’ll see that by Roy’s inactivity he’ll prove that he sucks to you his biggest fan man that must feel terrible for you but on the other…

Comment by Max-Power on 11-30-2020

I’m not salty at all actually I’m glad I watched it and so holding the whole fight means winning it then I would hate to see what you like about boxing or fighting all together but sounds really really boring…

Comment by Rick Taylor on 11-30-2020

[QUOTE=Max-Power;20918991]Probably because lower case roy stunk the place out on Saturday who would want to sWe him hold and spoil a fight ever again and he got millions for that what a disgrace and he said he wanted to entertain…

Comment by Max-Power on 11-30-2020

Probably because lower case roy stunk the place out on Saturday who would want to sWe him hold and spoil a fight ever again and he got millions for that what a disgrace and he said he wanted to entertain…

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