The word was that Roy Jones, Jr. was at UFC 101 scouting out Anderson Silva, to get a look at the UFC Middleweight Champion up close. Silva has made no secret of the fact he wants to box Roy Jones, Jr. He would do it today if he could. However, he has this little thing called a contract with a big company called Zuffa that will not allow it. Not now. Not ever, as long as he is in the UFC.
Anderson Silva had fell under heavy criticism following his last two fights. First there was the very odd fight against Patrick Cote. Silva danced around Cote, played with him, dodged, ducked, and glided all over the Octagon until Cote’s knee gave out and was unable to continue. Due to the anti-climactic ending to a main event fight, fans left unsatisfied.