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Roy Jones Jr. accepts Anderson Silva's challenge

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It was years ago when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva first expressed interest in crossing over to the boxing ring to challenge former world champion Roy Jones Jr.

"The Spider" has a couple of professional boxing fights under his belt and despite his one-of-a-kind accomplishments in mixed martial arts (MMA), jumping over to face one of the best boxers ever was viewed as a pipedream.

Silva's interest in fighting Jones Jr. --at least in the public eye-- died down over the next few years. That is until the Brazilian rehashed the subject in a recent interview with the New York Post.

""I think everyone's got something they're focused on and that's my own desire, something I'd like to do," said Silva. "Maybe one day when I'm done my UFC career, I will box Roy Jones."

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Post #1   6/7/13 12:13:10PM   

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I love Roy. Wish he had retired year ago.

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Post #2   6/7/13 4:22:27PM   

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I'd love to see this fight, but it'll never happen. Jones is already 44; I don't see him waiting until the end of Silva's MMA career for that fight, and there's no way it'll ever happen while Silva is still under contract with the UFC.

Post #3   6/7/13 4:46:36PM   

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This is a joke that got taken seriously by some people.
In an interview with Spider recently he stated "I wanna fight Jones!" & then after a brief chuckle he went on to confirm that he meant Roy Jones Jr.
He wasn't serious, he was just yanking our chains with the thought of a Spider vs Bones superfight.
Then everyone laughed n laughed n laughed.

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Post #4   6/7/13 5:11:32PM   

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RJJ a day late and a doller short for that fight to happen

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andy just signed a 10 fight contract with the ufc aka he will never fight outside the UFC.

Post #6   6/7/13 6:51:42PM   

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I don't have much (if any) interest in this anymore.

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Post #7   6/7/13 8:00:43PM   

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Roy was the best ever in his prime IMO, would have loved to have seen him fight MMA in his prime.

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Posted by Manak

andy just signed a 10 fight contract with the ufc aka he will never fight outside the UFC.



"aka"? huh?

Maybe "therefore" or "consequently"?

Post #9   6/7/13 10:45:47PM   

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I want to see Darth Silva fight Jon Jones not Roy Jones.

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Posted by Tyzzler


Posted by Manak

andy just signed a 10 fight contract with the ufc aka he will never fight outside the UFC.



"aka"? huh?

Maybe "therefore" or "consequently"?



its means at his age, andy most likely does not have 10 fights left in him; thus causing him to retire before his contract is fulfilled. He may be done with MMA but could not do a Boxing match unless it is UFC promoted since he would technically still be under contract with the UFC since he did not complete all 10 fights even though he is retired. aka he will never fight outside the UFC

Post #11   6/8/13 2:04:39AM   

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Posted by Manak


Posted by Tyzzler


Posted by Manak

andy just signed a 10 fight contract with the ufc aka he will never fight outside the UFC.



"aka"? huh?

Maybe "therefore" or "consequently"?



its means at his age, andy most likely does not have 10 fights left in him; thus causing him to retire before his contract is fulfilled. He may be done with MMA but could not do a Boxing match unless it is UFC promoted since he would technically still be under contract with the UFC since he did not complete all 10 fights even though he is retired. aka he will never fight outside the UFC



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Post #12   6/8/13 4:40:23AM