Roy Jones Jr. to Anderson Silva: 'Call Me, We'll Make That Happen'

Jordy McElroyCorrespondent IJune 7, 2013

If Anderson Silva is looking for a fight, Roy Jones Jr. would "love" to give it to him.

The 44-year-old boxing legend has never been one to back down from a fight, even if it is against the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

During an interview with Marc Raimondi of the New York Post, Silva revealed that he was much more interested in a bout with Roy than UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones. He called for a crossover bout that would consist of one fight with MMA rules and another in a boxing ring.

Roy was in Los Angeles this week, and when speaking to TMZ.com, he revealed that he was aware of Silva's challenge. He even gave a response:

I would love it ... Call me and we'll make that happen.

According to TMZ, Roy isn't willing to wait around for Silva forever.

In fact, he hopes a deal can be struck after Silva defends his UFC title against Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on July 6. It isn't any secret that Roy is past his prime, and naturally, he is a bit concerned about his age.

This isn't the first time the idea for this bout was pitched.

The opportunity to pit the two combat-sports legends against one another was presented to the UFC back in 2009, but UFC President Dana White left the idea dead in the water.

According to White, a fight like that wasn't the way the UFC does business, and Silva wouldn't be allowed to agree to any such bout as long as he's under a UFC contract. Interestingly enough, it was only a year later that the UFC went forth with an MMA bout between UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture and boxing legend James Toney.

Could a potential dream fight between Silva and Roy receive similar treatment?

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