Silva: Boxing RJJ means more than GSP or Jones bout

 

With his legacy all but cemented as the best middleweight of all-time, what Anderson Silva should do next is a big question. Many would like to see a superfight with Georges St-Pierre or Jones, however Silva himself is stil adamant about a boxing bout with Roy Jones Jr.

"From a professional point of view, my goals have already been accomplished," Silva said. "I don't see any greater challenges in my career. I simply seek to be a better human being every day. I try to set a good example to those around me. That's what's most important to me. A fight with Jon Jones, with St-Pierre or even with Weidman won't change anything. The past has been written already."

So the superfights wouldn't personally mean much to him?

"I believe a fight against Roy Jones Jr. would be much better," he said. "... I think my legacy is already complete. I already fought around the world. I think I'm the only athlete in this sport who has four belts from four different promotions. I have the Cage Rage belt. I have the PRIDE belt from when I beat Dan Henderson in a unification bout. I also have the Shooto and UFC belts."

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ShamusO'nyou site profile image  

7/5/13 8:21 AM by ShamusO'nyou

Takes away the shine from the sport when you would rather compete in a different sport against a fighter way , WAY past his prime.Beating Jones so far from his prime would mean nothing. Yet it is more important and bigger than the two absolute biggest and most meaningful fights in MMA?Wow

Brian J DSouza site profile image  

7/5/13 2:19 AM by Brian J DSouza

UFC wouldn't touch this, under any circumstances. I see where Anderson is coming from, though: To him, facing RJJ is like facing Tyson or Ali (skill wise). Have more respect for RJJ and what he accomplished.

Malachy Friedman site profile image  

7/5/13 1:54 AM by Malachy Friedman

this will be boxing right?or a gentleman's agreement in ufc ruleskickboxing would be shitty for Roy tooI dont know how ufc promotes boxing match on one of their cards

GizmodoMMA site profile image  

7/5/13 12:11 AM by GizmodoMMA

Sick of hearing about this it's never gonna happen.

ShanTheMan site profile image  

7/4/13 11:51 PM by ShanTheMan

RJJ looks like shit man....fuck

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

7/4/13 11:36 PM by Pitbull3744

Is Anderson drunk saying he has won four belts lol.

Phisher site profile image  

7/4/13 11:29 PM by Phisher

This fight isn't good for anybody. Jones has no business going anywhere near a ring again even to fight a guy like Silva.

Dave3ill site profile image  

7/4/13 11:16 PM by Dave3ill

Roy Jones is fucking DONE. Even at times sounds lightly punch drunk. If he wants to fight a old man that can still fight Hopkins is waiting.

RCP_TT4LIFE site profile image  

7/4/13 11:07 PM by RCP_TT4LIFE

Gannon have you seen RJJ's last few fights? I'm not kidding when I said he fights like a zombie. It's one of the saddest sights in boxing right now.The fact that MMA has to resort to this fight is more of an embarrassment than right to bragging rights.

ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun site profile image  

7/4/13 10:30 PM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

He pretty much has accepted that competition is going up and putting things into perspective by saying what he already accomplished fully knowing what is about to happen to his mma record. I think RJJ would actually take this fight