Anderson Silva has been vocal in the past about wanting to face former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. in a match and now Jones Jr. is eyeing the longtime former UFC middleweight champion as well.
In an interview earlier this week with boxingnewsonline.com, Jones Jr. discussed the possibility of facing Silva in the future, quite possibly sooner rather than later:
“If he beats Weidman, then we’ll do a boxing match, which is what he wants to do,” said Jones. “The Gunn fight would give me a tune-up so I’m ready for the fight in case he beats Weidman. So if he beats Weidman, I’ve got to be ready for it because he’s going to be coming for me and I want to be ready when he comes for me. I want to give him what he wants.”
“He said that’s his lifelong dream. We’ve got to make that happen. He’s a great striker and a great defender.”