Former Final Combating Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been attempting to battle boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. for greater than 12 years, however contractual obligations to blended martial arts (MMA) stored getting in the way in which.

UFC President Dana White gave us the dreaded “we’ll see what occurs” just a few years again and never surprisingly, we didn’t see and nothing occurred. However that doesn’t imply Jones Jr. has given up hope of lastly tangling with “The Spider.”

“He all the time needed to make a battle with me, they simply by no means allowed him the chance to do it, or they by no means had the proper time to do it,” Jones Jr. informed MMA Combating. “We each gave our phrases that if we ever bought the chance, we might. I did give him my phrase that if the chance got here, I’d, so after this battle, he might get it.”

Jones Jr. is at the moment booked to battle former heavyweight boxing champion “Iron” Mike Tyson in a (cough) “exhibition bout” on Sat., Sept. 12, 2020 inside Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, Calif., which can have to rethink its identify after including this shitshow.

Sadly, a possible “Spider” battle doesn’t sound as interesting because it did again in 2008 when prime Silva was nonetheless simply 33 and Jones Jr. was 39. Silva is now 45 and has only one victory over the past eight years and appears rising brittle in every look.