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Roy Jones Jr.-Anderson Silva Unlikely for Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Card

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2017

MASHANTUCKET, CT - AUGUST 16: Roy Jones Jr. during his match against Eric Watkins in the season two finale of NUVOtvs Knockout at Foxwoods Resort Casino on August 16, 2015 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Jones won by a knockout in the sixth round. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images for NUVOtv)
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While the highly anticipated matchup between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor has come to fruition, it won't necessarily be the start of more cross-sport battles.      

According to TMZ, UFC President Dana White said the undercard of the Aug. 26 bout in Las Vegas would not likely feature Roy Jones Jr. vs. Anderson Silva.

"I highly doubt it," White said.

Mayweather confirmed the date of the fight against UFC star McGregor on his Twitter account Wednesday.

Jones suggested back in February a potential co-headliner with Mayweather and McGregor, although this seemed ambitious:

Roy Jones Jr. @RealRoyJonesJr

Roy Jones vs Anderson Silva and Mayweather vs McGregor double headline card UFC invasion. Would be biggest event of all time period

A day later, Silva seemed into the idea:

Anderson Silva @SpiderAnderson

All a dream needs to be accomplished is someone who believes that it can be done. #JonesJrVSSilva #SilvaVSJonesJr @RealRoyJonesJr

Like the other fight in question, this would be a battle between a boxing veteran and a fighter predominately from mixed martial arts.

Silva, 42, is one of the biggest stars in UFC history with a 34-8 career record. His last bout came in February when he defeated Derek Brunson. Jones, 48, is also coming off a February win over Bobby Gunn, improving his record to 65-9.

Although this potential bout remains a possibility with both fighters interested, White noted the boxing undercard will be handled by Mayweather Promotions.

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