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Anderson Silva Wants To Fight Roy Jones Jr. Before Returning To The UFC

Anderson Silva is still rehabbing his leg after he broke it at UFC 168 in December. He has his eye on a fight before steeping inside the octagon:

“When I get better, that’s my biggest goal, especially because I won’t be able to fight MMA too soon,” Silva said when asked if he still wants to fight Jones. “Fighting in boxing is in my plans, yes, as soon as I’m able to fight again. And Roy is a big idol.”


“I’m 100 percent positive that I will be back, but it’s not only up to me. They are helping my recovery and it is super positive thus far. But I need their feedback to be back at 100 percent. I don’t see myself doing other thing, at least for now. It’s not just fighting, it’s also training.”


“I want to be good again to get back to my normal activities, my personal projects,” he said. “One of (my projects) is to become an actor, and other news that are coming in the future. It’s in my plans (to work in Hollywood). I’m working for that.”

He still has plans to be in movies after he is done fighting. So what has he been watching lately?:

“I’ve seen a lot of movies recently,” he said. “One of the most inspiring right now is ‘Men of Honor’, with Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding, Jr. I watch it almost every day.”

The “Spider” is still a long ways off of being 100% healthy as he has another 6-8 months left of rehab.

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