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"I don't see how it could discredit the UFC. The guy has boxed before and he's a tall, slick, left handed fighter. That gives everybody problems. It would be a good fight. As fighters we're supposed to be trying to do things that amaze people and make history. This could have been something that people really wanted to see. I just think it's wrong not to allow him (Silva) to get the opportunity to live out his fantasy to be in the ring with one of his heroes. That's the kind of thing that boxing promoters usually do.... If I had a high school wrestling background, I'd be willing to try that stuff (mixed martial arts. But I'm lost on the ground.... He's got a lot of heart and I have nothing but respect for him for wanting to take on the best in boxing."
Professional boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. is disappointed that UFC President Dana White recently put the brakes on a fight that would have pitted him against UFC middleweight titleholder, Anderson Silva, at a catch weight between 180 and 188 pounds under boxing rules. Silva and his camp floated the idea after he defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 82: "Pride of a Champion" last month.