Anderson Silva Is UFC's Version of Roy Jones Jr.

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Anderson Silva Is UFC's Version of Roy Jones Jr.
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Great, but how great?

Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris. Steven Seagal vs. Jean Claude Van Damme. The Karate Kid vs. A.C. Slater. These are just some of the theoretical fights my friends and I debated as kids.

It has never stopped being fun.

In 2008, Anderson Silva joined in when he said in a MMAweekly.com article that he would love to get a shot at Roy Jones Jr. This intrigued me.

Not because I want to see the fight—RJJ is 42 years old, and I have no interest in watching old boxers; it is just too depressing (hear that, Evander?).

What is amazing is how much these two fighters have in common. They will both go down in history as two of the best fighters of their generation, maybe of all time, but the similarities don’t stop there.

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