After teasing a potential fight with MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko, Roy Jones Jr. now seems to have his sights set on a bout with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Jones Jr. and Silva who have talked about fighting each other for years, may now have an actual chance to make those wishes a reality. Speaking with TMZ Sports Jones Jr. talked about his intentions to fight Silva next, instead of rematching Mike Tyson who he went to split-draw with in an eight-round exhibition match back on November 28 of last year.
"I think [Mike Tyson is] gonna do a fight with Evander Holyfield," Jones said. "What I'm thinking is I'll probably fight somebody else. Truthfully speaking ... my dream next fight will probably be Anderson Silva."
Silva who is 1-7-1 in his last MMA bouts was released from the UFC last November after getting finished in the fourth round via a TKO by Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 12, which Jones Jr. sees as a prime opportunity and reason to make his dream fight come true.
"Anderson's available now, I'm available now. So, we've been wanting to box for the longest time. Why not me and Anderson go out there and put it on for the people?!"