Roy Jones Jr.: If Silva Was Serious and Focused, He Could Beat Weidman

Legendary boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. was a guest of the UFC for this weekend’s epic title fight between Anderson Silva and new champion Chris Weidman, perhaps a precursor to the rumored boxing match between Jones and Silva. The prospect of that bout, according to Jones in a Fuel TV interview, was what may have lead the Spider to underestimate his opponent Saturday night:

“It’s doesn’t really surprise me because it’s not something he’s up for — he wants to do something else. If you let him go get that out of his system, he could come back and say, ‘Okay, now that I got that out of my blood, let me go get this title and prove that I can beat this kid.’ It would be hard for me not to see him beat this kid… If he was serious and focused, he wouldn’t have [continued] to play with him after that first round.”

“In this game you can’t pay any disrespect to anyone who is in front of you. It’s the same in boxing. You don’t want to see it, but it happens. Chris Weidman is a great fighter, it was a great fight, but things like that do happen, especially when you see guys not have the hunger they had or be as focused.”

A good analysis from Jones, who presents a new perspective on why Silva lost. There are many beliefs on the subject, but the fact remains that Silva began to clown Weidman and got knocked out. Maybe he does not have the drive he once did to fight in MMA. Jones said he would still box Silva, but the potential match has sure lost a lot of luster when Silva hit the canvas on Saturday.

Check out Jones’ interview below: 

 


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    UnderdogGreatness

    July 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    "It's doesn't really surprise me because it's not something he's up for — he wants to do something else. If you let him go get that out of his system, he could come back and say, 'Okay, now that I got that out of my blood, let me go get this title and prove that I can beat this kid.' It would be hard for me not to see him beat this kid… If he was serious and focused, he wouldn't have [continued] to play with him after that first round."

    I love me some Roy Jones, but has he forgotten that Silva is already 38 years old? He doesn't have a lot of time left as an athlete, bro.

    As for the "fight", well, we can't really call it a fight since it wasn't. Even Stevie Wonder knew Silva lost the so-called fight because of his idiocy, not because Weidman did anything impressive.

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    GianGiacommo G

    July 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    ^^^^^ Agreed!

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    gm1

    July 9, 2013 at 7:16 am

    If Silva wasnt serious about this fight then he hasnt been serioues for most of his fights. He showboats on most of his fights. Now against Maia he went too far and Dana got pissed over it. On this fight he started doing the same crap. (lousy display of a champ attitude) he looked like he was telling Weidman "Come On, lets fight", but at the same time Anderson himself should of just attacked Weidman and fight. It was as Anderson was suggesting that Weidman wasnt fighting.

    But you all dont see how Anderson's showboating and dancing around is his way not to fight. Bobing back and forth and he got his a^% clipped woth a left.

    Many might jump on the wagon and say it was a lucky punch, but lets see, Anderson moves like that against most all of his past opponents. I now think Anderson met a guy who didnt give a crap about his movements and went inside on him and clocked him with a left hook. Goodnight Spyder…..

    My belief is a fighter is serious when he fights. serious a press conferences, There is no room for joking, trying to intimidate, or anything else.

    Weidman does neither of the above and makes a better representative of a champ.

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    bananaboyz69

    July 9, 2013 at 7:37 am

    One of the greatest now where the translation ?

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