Posted by thunderstruck
how do you come to that conclusion ? a lose -lose ? there is tons of money to be made , anderson might get 5 times the pay day he usually gets , anderson gets to live out a dream of his , plus get huge name recognition with boxing fans ....how is this a lose -lose and a "ignorant " idea ?
Just look at the two outcomes,
A. Silva wins,
So he beat a over the hill boxer? so what. MMA's pound for pound best has to pick on a over the hill boxer to win!
MMA cant keep Anderson happy or generate enough competition or revenue to pay him what he deserves!
And on and on I can just see all the spin and negative press. And I have to ask for what? Jones is not ranked as the number 1 fighter in boxing he's not even in the top five. A win cant prove MMA's better than boxing or that the best MMA fighter can beat the best boxer because Roy is no longer the best.
Regardless of Anderson's intension's to challenge himself its others perception that would make this a mistake.
A. Silva loses,
This is the most likely outcome and one that dose nothing but make MMA look bad. I think he would lose too. I cant think of anything positive that would come from this.
IMO there are so many things that make this a bad idea its crazy.