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Dana White confirms Roy Jones Jr. will be at UFC 162

Dana White confirms Roy Jones Jr. will be at UFC 162

When you’re 38-years old and arguably the greatest Mixed Martial Artist to ever grace the Octagon it appears you have a bit of pull when it comes to potential pairings. As such, though nothing official is close to being booked, UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva has convinced his employers to entertain the idea of a super-fight involving boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.

According to UFC President Dana White, Jones Jr. will be in attendance at UFC 162 this weekend and the two have already talked about a future tilt with brilliant Brazilian.

“Roy Jones Jr. is coming,” said White in a conversation captured by MMAWeekly. “It makes no sense to me. It’s like these guys when they grew up had their heroes or whatever the deal is. It’s something Anderson wants to do.”

“Roy and I are talking,” he added when asked if the match-up would involve MMA or boxing.

Jones Jr. is far from his prime at 44 but still an effective pugilist, picking up wins in his last two outings. He holds an overall record of 56-8 with 40 knockouts and multiple championships in multiple divisions to his credit.

3 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    I thought I was gonna say roy jones is signed to the ufc. Lol

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I thought this already happened once when Silva first talked about it, Dana invited Jones Jr to a card, they talked, and Dana said no and squashed the contract.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Nope.
    Roy’s just willing to pay for a ticket now.

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