If you thought all the talk about Roy Jones Jr. boxing Anderson Silva had been put to rest, following the latter’s loss to Chris Weidman in July, guess again. If you missed it, recently Jones Jr. relayed that Silva reportedly still wants to the bout to happen, and now UFC boss man Dana White has weighed in on the possibility (once again).
While appearing on a recent episode of “FOX Sports Live”, here is some of what White had to say about the prospect of Silva facing Jones Jr.:
“These two drive me crazy. They drive me crazy,” White said. “First of all, Roy Jones Jr. is a longtime friend of mine. When I was a 19-year-old kid in the boxing business, Roy Jones was very good to me. So I’m in this position where I feel like Roy wants to fight him, he wants to fight Roy – I feel like I’m in this position to try to make both of these guys happy. But it drives me crazy. “I would love Roy Jones Jr. to focus on his next opponent and Anderson to focus on his. We’ll talk about all this stuff. I know Roy’s coming to the fight – we’ll see what happens.”
Jones Jr. is scheduled to box Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf on December 21st, in Moscow, Russia, which he recently cited as a possible tune-up bout for Silva. “The Spider”,of course, is set to rematch Weidman on December 28th.
So will this fight actually happen at some point? Stranger things have certainly happened.