Four years ago, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva revealed he wanted to face one-time boxing great Roy Jones Jr. inside the squared circle to prove mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters are indeed technical in their striking.
Fast forward to 2013, and "The Spider" hasn't given up on that dream.
"I think everyone's got something they're focused on and that's my own desire, something I'd like to do," explained Silva to New York Post. "Maybe one day when I'm done my UFC career, I will box Roy Jones."
Despite having other potential "super fights" in the future against current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and Light Heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, Silva would rather face off against Roy if he had his choice.
According to Anderson, while possible fights against "Rush" and "Bones" are still on his radar, whether or not they actually come to fruition is an entirely different story. "You can think, think, think or look for things, but never find it," Silva said. "It's hard for me to guess on that."
During his stint as the UFC's 185-pound champion, the scrappy Brazilian has broken just about every record inside the Octagon, which includes 16 straight victories and 10 title defenses.
That's something I'd really be interested in," Silva said. "Maybe [UFC President] Dana [White] should do this fight."
And while Silva is at the top of his career at the age of 38, Jones Jr. -- who is six years older than Anderson -- has been hot and cold over his last five fights. Jones recently rebounded from three straight devastating losses by winning his last two contests.
Jones or Silva? Who gets the "W" in a straight-up boxing match?