If you rolled your eyes recently when talked surfaced about the possibility of Anderson Silva boxing Roy Jones Jr., then you likely scoffed upon reading the above headline, but according to a report, a boxing match between “Rampage” Jackson and the renowned boxer is in the works.
The shocking news comes via MMA Junkie.com, which is reporting that multiple sources have informed the publication that Viacom–the parent company of Bellator–is hoping to promote Jackson-Jones Jr. at the end of the year. The match is being targeted for a pay-per-view card; however, no details regarding a weight class and location have been confirmed. Whether it would fall under the Bellator banner is also not certain.
The story also quotes a Wolfslair rep, which is Jackson’s team, stating that negotiations regarding the fight have been going on for months, and that “Bjorn (Rebney–Bellator’s CEO) has been in these discussions every step of the way.”
Crazy. Jackson hasn’t been booked for a bout yet since he made headlines by signing with Bellator. The 35 year-old vet hasn’t fought since January he dropped a unanimous decision loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 6.
The 44 year-old Jones was in attendance at UFC 162, and reportedly spoke to Dana White about the possibility of boxing Anderson Silva. The latter is now scheduled to rematch Chris Weidman at UFC 168 in December.
It should be added that Bellator hasn’t confirmed the report yet, but considering Jackson has expressed an interest in boxing, the bout could be a go.
Stay tuned to MMA Frenzy.com for more on this story and all your Bellator news.
Front-Page Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports