Anderson Silva wants Jones Jr. before returning to MMA

 

Since his devasting injury at UFC 168, Anderson Silva has been adamant that he does plan to return to the UFC, but before then he would like to live out his life long dream of boxing Roy Jones Jr.:

"When I get better, that’s my biggest goal, especially because I won’t be able to fight MMA too soon," Silva said when asked if he still wants to fight Jones. "Fighting in boxing is in my plans, yes, as soon as I’m able to fight again. And Roy is a big idol."

Silva’s family would prefer to see him quit fighting after the pair of losses to Weidman inside the Octagon, but that’s not an option for the Brazilian.

"I respect and understand their concern, but that’s something that has to come from my heart," he said. "That’s not in my plans. I’m focused in my recovery, but I want to get back as soon as possible. That’s who I am, it’s part of my history.

"I’m 100 percent positive that I will be back, but it’s not only up to me. They are helping my recovery and it is super positive thus far. But I need their feedback to be back at 100 percent. I don’t see myself doing other thing, at least for now. It’s not just fighting, it’s also training."

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raf_269 site profile image  

1/23/14 5:12 PM by raf_269

Might as well have this fight already...when Silva is healed up and good to go. Been in talks for years now and tired of hearing about it. Let him have his fight.

Thacommish site profile image  

1/23/14 5:02 PM by Thacommish

LOL wtf?! is he eating a can of vienna sausages right there!?

Soup and Beer site profile image  

1/23/14 4:54 PM by Soup and Beer

I agree!  I've always said Bisping only lost to Hendo because of an old recuring jaw injury.  It only looked bad because it surfaced again right when Henderson landed a girly punch overhand right.

pureincognito site profile image  

1/23/14 3:55 PM by pureincognito

UFC wont allow it especially for his first fight back, which will be big. Since he is aging and their biggest draw left, they'll probably throw guys like Rockhold, Jacare or Mousasi at him hoping they can win and boost their name.

HenryO site profile image  

1/23/14 3:31 PM by HenryO

Lets see itWould UFC promote a boxing match?They could do a gimmick fight card with kickboxing and boxing matches, people would go nutsAnderson/RJJ BoxingOvereem/Hunt KickboxingCung Le/Mousasi KickboxingFill it out with brawlsWont happen

da Vinci 81 site profile image  

1/23/14 2:47 PM by da Vinci 81

I wonder if he has a clause in his contract that allows him to take this fight? It's a little weird how he talks about this being his dream yet signing that huge new 10 fight contract is directly inhibiting him from ever accomplishing it.

Joshua King site profile image  

1/23/14 1:16 PM by Joshua King

Good lord at the heebs that convince themselves serious silva wasn't the one who got ktfo.

RondaHonda'dmymangina3744 site profile image  

1/23/14 1:14 PM by RondaHonda'dmymangina3744

Youre right he got KOd in the first lucky weidman woke him up with a few more punches.  Chalk it up to Weidman inexperience.  Next time he will let him fall and stay asleep. 

KingofBJJ site profile image  

1/23/14 1:13 PM by KingofBJJ

Yawn. He only lost the second fight to an injury. It's not like he went out there lost a decision. Jeesh!