Silva, the undisputed pound-for-pound best MMA fighter in the world, told The Post in a phone interview Wednesday that he would want to get into a ring or a cage with Jones Jr. "much, much more" than engage in a UFC champion vs. champion superfight with Jon Jones or Georges St-Pierre.
"I think everyone's got something they're focused on and that's my own desire, something I'd like to do," Silva said through a translator. "Maybe one day when I'm done my UFC career I will box Roy Jones."
Silva said he'd be interested in taking on Jones Jr. twice - once in a bout with MMA rules and another in a boxing ring. He said he knows Jones Jr. and calls him "a great champion."
Now Roy Jones, Jr. is telling TMZ he's down for a throw down with Silva, "I would love it ... Call me and we'll make that happen," he told the tabloid.