Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is far from being a done deal, but two fighters are already campaigning to face each other in the co-main event of a possible event.
Former boxing world champion Roy Jones Jr. suggested on his social media on Wednesday that adding a bout with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to the event would make it the “biggest event" in history.
Roy Jones vs Anderson Silva and Mayweather vs McGregor double headline card UFC invasion. Would be biggest event of all time period— Roy Jones Jr. (@RealRoyJonesJr) February 23, 2017
Jones Jr. and Silva wanted to face each other in a boxing ring for years, since the Brazilian’s days as 185-pound champion in the Octagon, but the UFC was always against the idea.
After the boxer’s tweet, Silva posted his own request on Twitter.
Silva (34-8-1 in MMA), who competed a couple of times under boxing rules in the past, recently put an end to a five-fight winless streak in the UFC with a close decision victory over Derek Brunson on Feb. 11. Six days later, Jones Jr. (65-9 in boxing) scored a TKO victory over Bobby Gunn in boxing.