Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

Dana White Nixes Anderson Silva - Roy Jones Jr.

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

grappler0000

MODular Approach

grappler0000 Avatar
25
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:10,165
Career:2,869-1,573
Joined:Mar 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
2,497
UFC president Dana White has stated, in no uncertain terms, that is no way that there will be a boxing rules match up between Roy Jones Jr. and UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. The news comes courtesy of Dave Meltzer.

Link

_______________________________________

Post #1   4/1/08 7:00:16AM   

mutosufan

MMA Regular

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:50
Career:33-26
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
2
That was the dumbest idea to begin with. It was a lose-lose for Silva and MMA. Thank you Dana!

Post #2   4/1/08 8:04:06AM   

babytater03

In Full Mount

babytater03 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:509
Career:1,007-642
Joined:Aug 2007
Camp: JT WarWagon
Chips:
34
Good i say. This, imao, would be too carnival like for me.

Spider needs to stick to what he does best, dominating a shallow division.

Post #3   4/1/08 8:12:44AM   

ufcboss

In Full Mount

ufcboss Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:568
Career:404-246
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
109
I am so glad to hear that.
If Randy cant fight elsewhere, Nobody should and it's good to see Dana being 'Fair'.

Roy just would of beat Anderson on points anyway, The man is a magician with gloves on!

Last edited 4/1/08 8:36AM server time by ufcboss
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #4   4/1/08 8:34:31AM   

scoozna

Annoying since 2007

scoozna Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,055
Career:2,311-1,280
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
606
Hey Silva, did you forget you were in the UFC now?...they don't allow that.
Just as well, it was a bad idea.

I guess you can't blame him for wanting a little competition again. After Henderson, he's probably getting bored.

_______________________________________
“I don’t know what kind of technique was used there, but there was a lot of kicking and punching.” Jim Brown

Post #5   4/1/08 9:12:05AM   

jiujitsufreak74

,,[],, *******,,[],,

jiujitsufreak74 Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,256
Career:1,056-572
Joined:Sep 2007
Chips:
1,150
This was predictable. If i was Dana i wouldn't want my most dominant champion getting beat in another sport tarnishing his "invincibility" status that he has piled up in recent years. it would make no sense for Dana to let this happen unless he genuinely believed that Silva would win. i am against this and think it is in fact a bad decision for Silva. for him to box RJJ would be the equivalent of the New England Patriots playing the South African rugby team in rugby...just two different sports. MMA and boxing are not really similar at all in terms of dynamics and skill and i believe that it is unwise to fight a man who has been a pro boxer for years and has at one time been the best boxer in the world when you haven't ever participated in boxing. IMO there should be a middle ground and make this a K-1 match that way it takes the best of both worlds so to say so there isn't such a lopsided advantage for RJJ; maybe then Dana would agree to it.

Post #6   4/1/08 9:37:29AM   

JoeySteel

MMA Regular

JoeySteel Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:208
Career:1,364-991
Joined:Oct 2007
Chips:
42
AMEN, roy jones better hit the ground and forget about stopages unless his eys pop out. Boxng is dying, don't give it anymore life.

It better change or get outta the way.

That said I still love Kelly Pavlik.

holler Dana, holler

Post #7   4/1/08 12:32:31PM   

rabbit915

In Full Mount

rabbit915 Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:792
Career:2,011-1,129
Joined:Oct 2007
Chips:
86

Posted by babytater03

Good i say. This, imao, would be too carnival like for me.

Spider needs to stick to what he does best, dominating a shallow division.



I agree that this would be too big of a show and not as much of a sporting contest.

However i dont think that the middleweight division is shallow. I just think Silva makes it look that way by how good he is.

Post #8   4/1/08 1:45:05PM   

bullettdodger

BANNED

bullettdodger Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,414
Career:332-207
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
233

Posted by rabbit915


Posted by babytater03

Good i say. This, imao, would be too carnival like for me.

Spider needs to stick to what he does best, dominating a shallow division.



I agree that this would be too big of a show and not as much of a sporting contest.

However i dont think that the middleweight division is shallow. I just think Silva makes it look that way by how good he is.





but it is a tad shallow... rather more to say it is not as deep as the LW, WW, and LHW

Post #9   4/1/08 2:16:02PM   

gartface

Heavyweight Champ

gartface Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,335
Career:1,406-898
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Hand Grenade Hillbillies
Chips:
542
I wouldn't want my P4P best fighter in the world getting tooled either.

Post #10   4/1/08 2:27:52PM   

chubbud22

In Full Mount

chubbud22 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:668
Career:642-418
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
73
Thats a shocker. I cant believe anyone thought Dana would let it happen in the first place

Post #11   4/1/08 3:57:48PM   

WhiteWidow

Banned

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:323
Career:86-49
Joined:Feb 2008
Chips:
64



i think he had a good chance but this is definatly a good move for MMA as a whole any way you look at it except anderson ending it in 30 seconds

Last edited 4/1/08 4:03PM server time by whitewidow
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #12   4/1/08 4:01:07PM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,204
Career:2,530-1,341
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
937
for once i actually agree with dana, leave boxing to boxing and mma to mma. don't mix the two

Post #13   4/1/08 5:07:56PM   

bls1919

Banned From Forums

bls1919 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,068
Career:308-183
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
137
this is very good news.

Post #14   4/1/08 5:22:04PM   

RMFG_187

Banned

RMFG_187 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,751
Career:349-223
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
124
LMAO, expected.

Post #15   4/1/08 5:33:56PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2