Anderson Silva Wants to Fight Roy Jones Jr. Before He Retires

Anderson Silva Wants to Fight Roy Jones Jr. Before He RetiresMark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

If Anderson Silva could fight one more time, who would want him to square off against? Georges St-Pierre? Jon Jones? While either one of those guys in a superfight would be on the top of our wish list, Silva has different plans. Very different plans. In an interview with the New York Post, The Spider said that before he ever entered the Octagon with either Jones or GSP, he would prefer to step into the ring and face a former boxing legend.

“I think everyone’s got something they’re focused on and that’s my own desire, something I’d like to do,” Silva said through a translator. “Maybe one day when I’m done my UFC career I will box Roy Jones ... “That’s something I’d really be interested in, maybe [UFC president] Dana [White] should do this fight.”

Silva does know that Jones is far from the boxer he used to be, right? We understand the desire to challenge yourself in a sport outside of your comfort zone, but c'mon Spider. You know you would beat RJJ. And it's not even close. 

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[via Bleacher Report]

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