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 McGregor–Floyd Mayweather Jr super fight has been dubbed The Money Fight.
Professional Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr claimed that the highly anticipated Conor McGregor–Floyd 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 Hopkins, James Toney, Vinny Pazienza, Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Antonio Tarver, Felix Trinidad and Jorge Castro; Roy 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 Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Dan Henderson, Stephan 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?