Anderson Silva would love to take on Roy Jones Jr. in a mega-UFC PPV featuring McGregor vs. Mayweather.
Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. made the rounds recently when he suggested a high-profile fight against Anderson Silva on the same night as Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The fantasy matchup between McGregor and Mayweather, which Dana White wants to feature on a UFC pay-per-view, hasn’t been booked but Roy Jones believes a co-main event between himself and ‘The Spider’ would cement it as ‘the biggest event of all time.’
Anderson Silva, who picked up his first official first win in over four years against Derek Brunson earlier this month, has always wanted to fight Roy Jones and said he’d love to accomplish his ultimate dream.
Roy Jones vs Anderson Silva and Mayweather vs McGregor double headline card UFC invasion. Would be biggest event of all time period
— Roy Jones Jr. (@RealRoyJonesJr) February 23, 2017
All a dream needs to be accomplished is someone who believes that it can be done. #JonesJrVSSilva #SilvaVSJonesJr @RealRoyJonesJr
— Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) February 23, 2017
Jones, 48, has been a professional boxer since 1989 and is widely considered one of the greatest of all time. Despite his age disadvantage, Jones is still picking up world titles – the boxing veteran TKO’d journeyman Bobby Gunn last Friday to win the vacant WBF cruiserweight title.
Silva, 41, lists Jones as one of his biggest inspirations and often incorporated similar showboating and taunting techniques in the Octagon.
It’s a long shot, but a potential bout between the two combat sports legends would serve as a fitting addition to a McGregor-Mayweather UFC card.