In headlines that feel like they were generated randomly by a robot: Roy Jones Jr., who retired from boxing in 2018, is willing to fight again against recent ONE Championship signing and former UFC champion, Vitor Belfort.
Belfort, a Gracie Jiu-jitsu protege, has signed with ONE at the age of 41 after ending a brief retirement he announced after a loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 224.
Speaking to TMZ, Jones warned Belfort that if the former United States Olympian is able to line-up a six-week camp, he’ll drop the UFC/PRIDE legend.
“I love a challenge. So, if that’s what you want, that’s what you get. Ain’t like you gotta ask me twice,” Jones told TMZ Sports. “I would like eight weeks, cause I like to get right. I need two extra weeks just to make sure I can showboat. But, six weeks, I can whip you. I got nothing but the utmost respect for you. You were a helluva MMA fighter. You one of the best of all time. But, when it comes to boxing, this is what I do. I’m the ruler. I’m the king of this thing. Since Muhammad Ali is not on Earth anymore, I don’t think there’s nothing ever on this Earth as bad as I am with these hands.”
This would not be Belfort’s first boxing match, as he knocked out fellow Brazilian, Josemario Neves in the first round of his only professional fight in 2006.
Report: MMA Mania