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Chris ‘Lights Out’ Lytle Wants to Come out of Retirement… To Face Roy Jones Jr.

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Retired MMA fighter Chris “Lights Out” Lytle is apparently “itching” to come back to competition. Who does he want for his comeback fight? None other than boxing superstar Roy Jones Jr.

Jones Jr. just can’t seem to stay out of the news lately. First he and Anderson Silva were trying to get a boxing match together. Then, when Silva was injured at UFC 168, Jones Jr. called out retired fighter Nick Diaz. Now for whatever reason, the even-more-retired Lytle wants a crack at him. Lytle’s tweet doesn’t make it clear if he wants an MMA or a boxing match, but both seem just as unlikely.He hasn’t fought professionally since headlining UFC Live in 2011, where he defeated Dan Hardy by submission in the third round. He ended his career with a 31-18-5 record (10-10 in the UFC), and was the former Cage Rage welterweight champion. Jones Jr. does not seem like he’d have any reason to step into an octagon though. Lytle also holds a 13-1-1 boxing record, although he hasn’t found himself in the ring professionally since 2005. Even at 44 years old, the still active Roy Jones Jr. would likely destroy Lytle if they decided to box it out. In any case, Chris Lytle was a fan favorite when he was fighting, but at 39 years old, a comeback probably isn’t the best idea. Stranger things have happened though, and fighters like Randy Couture were winning titles well into their 40s, so it’s certainly not out of the question.