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Dana White on Roy Jones Jr. and Anderson Silva: ‘These Two Drive Me Cazy’

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Besides preparing for his upcoming rematch against Chris Weidman at UFC 168, Anderson Silva also has other things on his mind.

“The Spider” has expressed his interest in a potential boxing match against Roy Jones Jr. for quite some time now and Jones, himself, has recently said that he’s preparing for Anderson Silva with a warmup fight in Russia.

In a recent interview on FOX Sports Live, when asked about the possibility of setting up a boxing match between the two legends, UFC President Dana White didn’t sound very enthusiastic about the prospect.

“These two drive me crazy. They drive me crazy,” he said while laughing.

“First of all, Roy Jones Jr. is a longtime friend of mine. When I was a nineteen year old kid in the boxing business, Roy Jones was very good to me. So I’m in this position where I feel like Roy wants to fight him, he wants to fight Roy. I feel like I’m in this position to try to make both of these guys happy. But it drives me crazy.”

Although White didn’t make any confirmations that the super fight would actually happen, he didn’t completely rule out the possibility either.

“I would love Roy Jones Jr. to focus on his next opponent and Anderson to focus on his. We’ll talk about all this stuff. I know Roy’s coming to the fight, we’ll see what happens.”

And he’s right. If Silva’s looking past Weidman, we could very well see the Brazilian superstar get knocked out for a second time in a row.