Roy Jones Jr to Face Anderson Silva Next, Silva Must Beat Chris Weidman First

By Shawn Craddick


We all witnessed Roy Jones Jr at 44 years old beat Benmakhlouf for the WBU title today. The scores were 120-108, 120-107, and 118-111. Roy was suppose to take on Bobby Gunn but that fight fell through and Bobby ended up fighting The Road Warrior Glen Johnson. Bobby lost that fight and retired. This was Roy Jones fill in fight to stay active. Silva vs Jones has been the talk of the town for almost 2 yrs now and it just might happen. Roy Jones was motivated for this fight and this is what he had to say:


"I want to be ready for Anderson Silva in case he beats Weidman," said Jones before the fight. "Silva has made it clear that if he wins, he wants me next. I'm here for him.


"That's a fight that intrigues a lot of people, but I can't fight Anderson Silva coming off such a long lay-off so I needed to get a fight first.


"If it wasn't for Anderson Silva calling me out, I wouldn't be fighting this fight."


If Anderson Silva avenges his loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 168 then we might have a potential showdown. Silva showed that he can be KO'd. Weidman knocked him out in 2 rounds. Roy Jones will be ringside on Dec 28th to see if Anderson will pick up the win. If so, negotiation time.

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