There are so many things in MMA that we’ve heard about for ages and have just never happened. Fedor joining the UFC, Fedor vs. Brock, Anderson Silva vs. GSP, MMA being legal in New York and of course Anderson Silva boxing Roy Jones Jr.
Now, everyone in their right mind knew that this would never happen. It would make zero sense on all fronts, the UFC wouldn’t get money from it, unless they decided to somehow co-promote with HBO or someone like that. Which presents another set of problems, as FOX wouldn’t exactly be happy about that. Yet the parties involved are still talking about it.
Now we have Roy Jones Jr. saying what a pity it is that the UFC won’t allow Anderson Silva to fulfill his dream. He said this via MMAFighting:
“The UFC won’t allow him to fulfill his dream and get in the ring and enjoy a night of sharing the ring with the great Roy Jones. Jr. It’s such a pity. It’s such a shame because it’s a night that I’m sure people from both worlds would really admire, and would love to see, and would get a lot from because of two legends in the ring at once. Although it’s boxing, we could share the ring together because Anderson can box. He’s a professional fighter too, and he’s an entertainer just as myself. I feel really solid that [the UFC] won’t allow him to do that. But as a fighter, I think he’s a phenomenal fighter and I think he’s probably going to be one of the best UFC fighters to ever touch the planet.”