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Anderson Silva Receives Answer From Boxing Champion Roy Jones, Jr.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva made it known that he would love to challenge Roy Jones, Jr. to a boxing match in the future – but only when he is done competing inside the Octagon.

Well, Jones, a former world boxing champion who is currently 44 years old, responded to “The Spider” in an interview with TMZ.

“I don’t like wasting time. I don’t want to talk about something that’s not going to happen so if you want to do it, I would love to do it,” Jones said. “Of course if we’re going to do it shortly, if it’s two, three years down the line I can’t make no promise. But if we’re going to do it immediately right away like after the next fight, then it can happen.”

Silva has competed previously in the boxing ring. He is set to defend his UFC title in July vs. Chris Weidman at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman, and also recently signed a new 10-fight deal with the UFC.