Roy Jones Jr. is calling it a career — and his final fight will be aired on UFC Fight Pass.
The boxing legend will meet Scott Sigmon in his retirement fight Feb. 8 in Pensacola, Fla., and the card will be aired on the UFC’s digital streaming service, the promotion announced Friday. The bout will be contested at cruiserweight and Jones is expected in the ring at about 10 p.m. ET. The entire card from the Bay Center begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.
“Ya’ll musta forgot I always said that my final fight would be in my hometown of Pensacola,” Jones Jr. said in a release. “I meant it then, and I mean it now. This is where it all began for me, this will be my 75th professional fight, and it will be my last one. I have been friends with [UFC [president] Dana White for years and am so excited for UFC Fight Pass to be streaming this event.”
Jones’ company Square Ring Promotions will be promoting the bout and the vacant WBU cruiserweight title will be on the line. This will be the first time UFC Fight Pass has ever aired live boxing.
Jones, a Hall of Famer, is 65-9 in his career with six world title reigns in four different divisions. Jones, 49, is on a three-fight winning streak, his most recent victory coming over Bobby Gunn for the WBF cruiserweight title last February. He won via TKO in the eighth round.
“Roy Jones has had a long and distinguished career,” White said. “We have wanted to work together for a long time and I’m glad that I could bring his final fight to all the fans who have UFC Fight Pass.”