Roy Jones Jr.: If Silva Was Serious and Focused, He Could Beat Weidman

Posted on July 8, 2013, 01:18 PM by Mike Drahota
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Legendary boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. was a guest of the UFC for this weekend’s epic title fight between Anderson Silva and new champion Chris Weidman, perhaps a precursor to the rumored boxing match between Jones and Silva. The prospect of that bout, according to Jones in a Fuel TV interview, was what may have lead the Spider to underestimate his opponent Saturday night:

"It's doesn't really surprise me because it's not something he's up for -- he wants to do something else. If you let him go get that out of his system, he could come back and say, 'Okay, now that I got that out of my blood, let me go get this title and prove that I can beat this kid.' It would be hard for me not to see him beat this kid… If he was serious and focused, he wouldn't have [continued] to play with him after that first round."

"In this game you can't pay any disrespect to anyone who is in front of you. It's the same in boxing. You don't want to see it, but it happens. Chris Weidman is a great fighter, it was a great fight, but things like that do happen, especially when you see guys not have the hunger they had or be as focused."

A good analysis from Jones, who presents a new perspective on why Silva lost. There are many beliefs on the subject, but the fact remains that Silva began to clown Weidman and got knocked out. Maybe he does not have the drive he once did to fight in MMA. Jones said he would still box Silva, but the potential match has sure lost a lot of luster when Silva hit the canvas on Saturday.

Check out Jones’ interview below: 

 


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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    "It's doesn't really surprise me because it's not something he's up for -- he wants to do something else. If you let him go get that out of his system, he could come back and say, 'Okay, now that I got that out of my blood, let me go get this title and prove that I can beat this kid.' It would be hard for me not to see him beat this kid… If he was serious and focused, he wouldn't have [continued] to play with him after that first round."


    I love me some Roy Jones, but has he forgotten that Silva is already 38 years old? He doesn't have a lot of time left as an athlete, bro.

    As for the "fight", well, we can't really call it a fight since it wasn't. Even Stevie Wonder knew Silva lost the so-called fight because of his idiocy, not because Weidman did anything impressive.

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  • mindkontrolle
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    I don't get this crap. WHAT IS NOT IMPRESSIVE ABOUT KNOCKING YOU OUT COLD ON PPV???? ANSWER.

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    I'll answer that question after you watch the so-called fight.

    Thank you.

    Reply 9 months ago
  • InfiniteEnigma
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    sharpest observation possible is to realize and admit that was not a fight, it was a one sided game, side A being a fool, side B capitalizing. There has to be a rematch and Silva take it seriously or we never know.

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  • IChokePeople
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    If you stand there dancing by yourself and someone walks up and hits you as hard as they can and KOs you then be they Heracles or Urkel I will be more stunned than impressed.

    Reply 9 months ago
  • akieyugames
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    Why don't you just give US - "the Silva fans", what we want........we want you to say "Chris Weidman DID NOT beat Anderson Silva via a fcukng ridiculously awesome KO and that Mr. Silva won the fight with magnificent showboating displayed" then we can just move on. is that hard to do? huh?

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  • mindkontrolle
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    A FIGHT IS A FIGHT. STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR SILVA. WATCH THE KO IN SLOW MOTION.

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  • mindkontrolle
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    I watched it live. What gives?

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  • IChokePeople
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    Watch the fight in slow motion, not the KO.

    Reply 9 months ago
  • Nemesis
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    next thing roy is going to tell us water is wet and mindkontrol is going to say "nuh uh not when it's frozen!"

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  • mindkontrolle
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    that's right nemesis, not when it is frozen, but it has to be *very* frozen and not melting a little bit cause then it is quote, un-quote- wet again...

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  • GianGiacommo G
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    ^^^^^ Agreed!

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  • gm1
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    If Silva wasnt serious about this fight then he hasnt been serioues for most of his fights. He showboats on most of his fights. Now against Maia he went too far and Dana got pissed over it. On this fight he started doing the same crap. (lousy display of a champ attitude) he looked like he was telling Weidman "Come On, lets fight", but at the same time Anderson himself should of just attacked Weidman and fight. It was as Anderson was suggesting that Weidman wasnt fighting.

    But you all dont see how Anderson's showboating and dancing around is his way not to fight. Bobing back and forth and he got his a^% clipped woth a left.

    Many might jump on the wagon and say it was a lucky punch, but lets see, Anderson moves like that against most all of his past opponents. I now think Anderson met a guy who didnt give a crap about his movements and went inside on him and clocked him with a left hook. Goodnight Spyder.....

    My belief is a fighter is serious when he fights. serious a press conferences, There is no room for joking, trying to intimidate, or anything else.

    Weidman does neither of the above and makes a better representative of a champ.

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  • falcon4917
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    I actually think Silva only took a few fights very seriously and it caught up to him. He is so good he thought he could do it again but Chris was there to catch his mistake of over confidence.

    Reply 9 months ago
  • bananaboyz69
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    One of the greatest now where the translation ?

    Reply 9 months ago