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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Pointless Roy Jones challenges: Trigg edition

Frank Trigg
And Roy Jones Jr. would want to climb into the Octagon with Frank Trigg ... why exactly?

God only knows what Roy Jones Jr. actually said to manager McGee Wright last month -- it could've been some half-mumbled, sleep-deprived sorta-commitment to the half-baked idea of fighting Anderson Silva in an Octagon -- but it has resulted in an industry's showcasing its serious inferiority complex.

You'll recall that Nick Diaz's camp declared he would fight Jones upon hearing about a hypothetical Jones-Silva bout; now Frank Trigg has circulated word he'd be willing to take the fight that absolutely no one is asking for.

"If you want to be taken seriously in the MMA game, step into the cage with me and see where you stand -- literally," Trigg said. "We have a promoter in Roy's home state of Florida that is very interested in making this fight happen; my manager has been in contact with his people at Square Ring. There is no reason why this can't go forward."

I can think of a few: Jones has no interest in fighting anyone not named Anderson Silva; Jones has no interest in fighting anyone with a better-than-average chance of dropping him on his head; Jones is maybe interested in the historical value in fighting an all-time UFC great but not anyone else.

This is reaching epidemic proportions. If Jason Thacker issues a press release challenging Hasim Rahman, I'm going to go jam a fork in my toaster.