I've been reading about this for the past month with doubts that it would happen, but both camps seem to be in legit discussions. Apparently Anderson Silva wants to "box" Roy Jones (yea...BOX). On paper, this fight makes no sense whatsoever. Roy Jones is an accomplished boxer and a former 4 time champion in 4 different weight classes. Grant it, Silva is possibly the #1 P4P MMA fighter in the world, but stepping in a boxing ring years after his 1st 2 pro fights can make him bate for Jones. I'll keep posted on further info as it comes in.
It seemed like a fantasy, but representatives for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, and former four-division champion Roy Jones Jr., have confirmed to the Associated Press that talks are ongoing for a possible boxing match between the two fighters. The reports notes that negotiations are in the preliminary stages, but both fighters are pushing for the clash to happen.
Alan Hopper, the PR director for Don King, informed the AP that talks are ongoing and Jones is interested in making the fight. According to a report by NBCSports.com, the fight will be an official boxing match and not an exhibition. They would likely meet at a catchweight between 170 and 185-pounds.