Iole: Roy Jones Jr. considering MMA fight

Friday, July 05, 2013

UFC middleweight champion has repeatedly and fervently discussed boxing Roy Jones Jr.

“From a professional point of view, my goals have already been accomplished,” said Silva earlier this week. “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.”

“I believe a fight against Roy Jones Jr. would be much better.”

Up until now, the thought was that Silva would step into the ring. However,in a text to Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole,  Jones says he is considering stepping into the Octagon.

Kevin Iole ‏@KevinI
I’m stunned, but I just got a text from @RealRoyJonesJr and he said he is planning to talk to @danawhite about fighting MMA. Whoa.

Ross Miller ‏@rossjmiller
@KevinI I’ll only pay to watch @RealRoyJonesJr if he puts in bjj blue belt mat time; we’ve seen how this ends = ankle pick/choke

Kevin Iole ‏@KevinI
I still can’t believe Dana is buying this. Talking is one thing; doing is another entirely.

On Thursday, Dana White said Jones is coming to UFC 162 on Saturday to talk about a fight with Anderson Silva.

What do you think UG? How would Jones do in MMA? And how would Silva do boxing Jones?