Anderson Silva doesn't think that a fight with Roy Jones Jr. will ever happen


The former UFC middleweight champion blames political issues in UFC for blocking his dream of a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr.

Anderson Silva it's not optimistic about the possibility of facing Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match. The "Spider" said on the Brazilian talk show "The Noite" that this desired bout is far from coming true.

From the interview:

I don't think this is going to happen. It's not an idea politically well received by Dana and Lorenzo. I'm trying, I always bring that subject but they are irreducible. It would be historical Roy spanking of me but this is my dream. He is also very excited to do this but it is a business issue.

Silva reaffirmed that he will come back to the octagon in 2015.

In a 0 to 10 scale I'm 9 right now. The doctor said I just can't jump and run. I could fight again this year but because of personal projects I should just come back in 2015, even though my family isn't happy about it, they wanted my retirement. I have eight more fights in my contract but it says that I could stop fighting right now if I want.

Anderson Silva broke his leg when a kick was checked by Chris Weidman in their rematch last December at UFC 168.

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