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 mmajunkie.com.
“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.”