UFC's Silva still open to boxing match vs Roy Jones
MANILA – UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva remains interested in challenging former world champion Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match.
Silva said he is open to fighting the former pound-for-pound champion after his UFC 162 title defense against Chris Weidman.
“Of course I want to fight [Jones]. Maybe after this fight against Weidman, regardless of the outcome, I would love to fight him,” said Silva in Sherdog.
“He’s already said that he would fight me, also, so that is something I would really like to have happen.”
Silva, a huge fan of Jones, admitted dreaming of testing himself against the boxing legend.
The Brazilian MMA superstar has tried professional boxing and ended up having a one win, one loss record.
The 38-year-old Silva has never been beaten since joining the UFC in 2006. He recently signed a 10-fight deal with the promotion, although he can retire before fulfilling the contract.
“I have a lot of other things I want to do, and one of those is fighting Roy Jones, but we’re just going to have to see how things work out in the next few fights and how I feel,” said Silva.