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UFC champion Anderson Silva wants to box Roy Jones Jr.

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"Anderson really would love to fight Roy Jones, Jr. in a boxing match. It's not just talk, we really would like to put that fight together.... We respect Jones' boxing ability and think he's one of the best ... but we're tired of different boxers saying that MMA fighters aren't technical. Anderson would love to fight Roy Jones in a boxing match under boxing rules to prove that MMA fighters are technical, too."

Ed Soares -- the manager for UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva -- confirms that his fighter is serious about putting his stand up skills to the test against a world champion boxer. "The Spider" mentioned his interest after he dispatched of Dan Henderson at UFC 82: "Pride of a Champion" on March 2. And there is perhaps no boxer who has accomplished more in the sport in the past decade and a half than Jones Jr., although he could be considered past his prime despite riding a three-fight win streak.

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