Anderson “The Spider” Silva VS Roy Jones Jr?

The biggest Pay-Per-View fight in history (Conor McGregor vs. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr) has been officially confirmed for August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
However, unquestionably the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of his generation, Roy Jones Jr, has similar plans as the Pensacola, Florida native aims to face off with UFC icon Anderson “The Spider” Silva in the co-main event of the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. super-fight in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26; the Conor McGregorFloyd Mayweather Jr super fight has been dubbed The Money Fight.
Professional Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr claimed that the highly anticipated Conor McGregorFloyd Mayweather Jr super fight on August 26would only bode negatively for Professional Boxing under the premise if the charismatic Dublin-born UFC superstar defeated the undefeated Mayweather Jr.
It’s an event people want to see. That’s why I tried to do it with Anderson (Silva). It’s an event that everyone wants to see” Jones said, whilst adding “[Silva] still says he wants to [fight]. If Dana White gives him the grace to it, of course, we can still fight. We don’t have to do it on the [Mayweather-McGregor] undercard. We can do our own thing.”
Throughout his well-documented 28-year Professional Boxing career, Roy Jones Jr has defeated the likes of Bernard HopkinsJames ToneyVinny PazienzaJulio Cesar GonzalezAntonio Tarver, Felix Trinidad and Jorge CastroRoy Jones Jr won a silver medal at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.
During his incredible prime, Anderson Silva compiled an unprecedented sixteen-fight winning streak on the divine path to blazing an indelible legacy and UFC President Dana White and various reputable Mixed Martial Arts publications have heralded Anderson Silva as the greatest Mixed Martial Arts of all-time; Anderson Silva won the UFC Middleweight Championship in his second fight in the UFC against Rich Franklin.
However, the momentary setbacks of injury, two failed doping bans for anabolic steroids and calls for retirement, Anderson “The Spider” Silva then redeemed his reputation in the sport with a Decision (Unanimous) victory over Derek Brunson at UFC 208 in February 2017; Anderson Silva‘s victory over Derek Brunson was the Brazilian’s first victory since defeating Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153.
Anderson Silva‘s compelling evolution into the revered professional athlete which UFC aficionados are acquainted with to this very day has witnessed the honorable and noble Mixed Martial Arts icon travel extensively throughout Europe and Asia to compete before realizing a dream to perform in the world’s most popular Mixed Martial Arts organization – UFC; Silva’s UFC win-loss record boasts victories over Chael SonnenVitor Belfort, Dan HendersonStephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin.
Moreover, the burning question is relatively simple – should Anderson “The Spider” Silva and Roy Jones Jr co-headline the much-awaited Conor McGregor vs. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr super-fight showdown inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26?

Dean Perretta

Dean Perretta

Dean Perretta is a 2x SEA Award-winning creative, Broadcast Journalist, Reporter, Courtside Analyst and Executive Producer who currently contributes to FOX Sports 96.9 FM/1340 AM and ABC/NBC/CNN/FOX News featured hit News2Share in Washington, D.C. Perretta is also a Courtside Reporter for BBC televised BBL franchise London Lions. Perretta's work has been published in reputable publications in print newsstands and online in the United States, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom and has interviewed a plethora of trailblazing and influential stars in the fields of professional sports, entertainment, music, politics, literature, film, philanthropy, lifestyle and business (Perretta has interviewed Michael Vick, Alysson Felix, Asafa Powell, Lisa Guerrero, Mick Foley to name a few); Perretta is a one-time AAU basketball reporter who has also covered the acclaimed NBA Footlocker 3x World Tour (interviewing NBA San Antonio Spurs star Rudy Gay); Perretta was invited to the world class Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar in May 2017 hosted by Bellator MMA Brand Ambassador, Gracie Jiu-Jiu Jitsu Pioneer, Brazilian national treasure/hero and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie and has a global reach outside of the United States into desirable markets such as Asia and Europe. Furthermore, Perretta was also officially invited as a guest to the Olympic Musuem in Laussane, Switzerland prior to the advent of the London 2012 Olympics to bear the Olympic torch. Perretta has collaborated with a multitude of globally reputable blue chip corporate businesses such as UFC, Bellator MMA, ONE Championship, New Japan Pro Wrestling, RIZIN Fighting Federation, INVICTA FC, Arsenal W.F.C, IAAF Athletics, MLS (Major League Soccer), English Premier League, SKY BET Championship, USL (United Soccer League), WWE, GFW/Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, DDP Yoga, coupled alongside appearing on ESPN Radio, FOX Sports Radio, VAVEL and WBAD (Washington, DC).

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