Before UFC 168 there had been plenty of speculation about Roy Jones Jr. maybe boxing Anderson Silva. Both guys had said they would love to do it, but following Anderson Silva’s broken leg at UFC 168 it appears that Jones Jr. has his eye’s set on another UFC fighter to box. According to mmafighting.com Roy Jones Jr. has now set his eyes on Nick Diaz.
Nick Diaz and Roy Jones Jr. had similar discussions back in 2009, and Nick Diaz has long wanted for the challenge of testing his boxing skills against a professional top-level boxer. Well, Roy Jones Jr. is just that, yet a slightly older, slower version of his legendary self. Jones Jr. is still fighting at the age of 44 and is 3-1 since 2011, and is 57-8 overall following his win last week.
On the after show of UFC 168 on Fox Sports 1, Chael Sonnen declined to comment on the situation saying it would never happen because of sanctioning and other reasons. Also according to mmafighting.com Dana White said he would “think about it” when told of Roy Jones Jr. wanting to box Nick Diaz.
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