UFC veteran Lytle in negotiation to box Roy Jones Jr.


Although Chris Lytle retired from professional mixed martial arts in 2011, it may not be the end of his career in professional combat sports:

Retired UFC welterweight Chris Lytle (31-18-5 MMA, 10-10 UFC), who at 39 years old hasn’t competed since August 2011, is reportedly in negotiations for a boxing match against current World Boxing Union cruiserweight champion Roy Jones Jr.

Ariel Helwani revealed the plans on Wednesday’s new edition of “UFC Tonight,” stating that Lytle is “very hopeful” that a 10-round, 175-pound contest can be scheduled for later this year.

While his experience pales in comparison to that of Jones, Lytle wouldn’t enter the boxing ring as a complete neophyte. “Lights Out” boxed professionally 15 times from 2002 to 2005, earning an impressive 13-1-1 record that included seven knockouts. Of course, the totality of that run comprises of 74 rounds of boxing compared to the 448 rounds Jones Jr. has amassed while building a 57-8 record in the sport.

Lytle is reportedly pursuing just the one boxing appearance before calling it a career in combat sports. MMA is not currently in his plans.

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Cameron0000 site profile image  

5/8/14 1:09 AM by Cameron0000

Money u fucking idiot

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5/8/14 1:03 AM by Jumbo Reverse Shrimp

As past it as Roy is, no one in MMA will beat the guy.

Fedoral Crime site profile image  

5/8/14 12:45 AM by Fedoral Crime

Roy's getting old and a bit punchy, maybe he got him mixed up with James "Lights Out" Toney

I LOVE DIAZ  (no homo) site profile image  

5/8/14 12:35 AM by I LOVE DIAZ (no homo)

Booo that's Nick's Fight!!!!

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5/8/14 12:33 AM by Seth_Modesitt_MMA

Lytle, Wand, Chuck, Chael, Hughes, Randy, BJ , Lawler...true fighters.Lytle should be in the HOF , as well as others. The "performance bonuses" should have been renamed the "Lytle Bonus".Those days are all but gone. P.S. Fuck you dfwjr you scumsucker goof egg fuckass.

Jayreeee site profile image  

5/8/14 12:27 AM by Jayreeee

Good point

HandyDarsh site profile image  

5/8/14 12:24 AM by HandyDarsh

Uhhh what? What would Roy gain from that?

RKing85 site profile image  

5/8/14 12:19 AM by RKing85

can't see any commission sanctioning that.

TEAR GAS KUSH site profile image  

5/7/14 11:40 PM by TEAR GAS KUSH

"Roy, use the jab thing I showed mayweather. Dont do the dancing thing I showed anderson" Sensei Segal

Mr_Honky site profile image  

5/7/14 11:34 PM by Mr_Honky

I love Lytle but I don't think that's a good fight for him besides the payday.