Roy Jones Jr. is considered one of the best boxers in the last decade and Anderson Silva has a similar theme in MMA. Silva was named by many as the pound-for-pound best in the world, but that didn’t matter to Chris Weidman at UFC 162. Jones thinks Silva’s mind was too focused on a potential boxing encounter which caused him to loss to Weidman.
“I saw a guy who was playing,” said Jones on FUEL TV. “I don’t think this fight was on his mind. He was more out to prove a point with his boxing. At the end of the day, you can’t disrespect anyone in front of you.”
It was that disrespect by frequently dropping his hands and trash talk that led to Weidman getting the second round knockout.
Jones, who was in attendance at UFC 162, said he’s spoken to Dana White and Silva about a potential boxing fight. Despite Silva’s loss, Jones was still hopeful to put it together.