Chris Lytle willing to come out of retirement to 'dominate' Roy Jones Jr. in boxing match

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

Move over, Anderson Silva, you have some competition in the bid to get a boxing match against Roy Jones Jr, as Chris Lytle is now lobbying to get a bout against the world-class pugilist.

Taking a page out of Anderson Silva's book, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Chris Lytle reveals he'd like to throw his name in the hat for a potential boxing match against Roy Jones Jr.

Move over, Nick Diaz.

Speaking to Bleacher Report, "Lights Out" says there is no chance he'll return to mixed martial arts (MMA), but he'd like to get one more fight inside the square circle against one of the best to ever lace up the gloves.

Furthermore, Lytle says he doesn't see himself getting stopped or knocked out by Jones.

His words:

"I think after about three or four rounds he's going to experience the fact that he has been boxing 30 years, and he's going to slow down from it. I think as the third or fourth rounds come to an end, I'll start picking up my pace and really start dominating after that. I don't see him knocking me out, and I don't see me getting stopped, so I think it's going to be a tough night for Roy."

Before turning his attention to MMA, Lytle was a professional boxer and racked up a rather impressive 13-1-1 record while dabbling in the "sweet science."

After retiring from UFC with a win over Dan Hardy back in 2011, Lytle is happy with the way he went out. But the itch to box again has recently surfaced.

In addition, thanks to his boxing background, Chris believes there is no one else in the MMA world who has the credentials he has, which is why he believes he's the top candidate for the bout.

"I can't think of anybody else who's affiliated with the UFC or mixed martial arts who really makes sense for this. I was 13-1-1 in boxing, and I beat a few good prospects. I just had to stop due to MMA."

Since Silva is still under contract with UFC and Lytle has no legal obligations with the ZUFFA-owned company anymore, it seems "Lights Out" would likely make a fight happen against Jones much sooner than "The Spider" would.

But would he be in over his head?

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