Retired UFC welterweight Chris Lytle (31-18-5 MMA, 10-10 UFC) who has not fought since August of 2011 is reportedly in negotiations for a boxing match against current World Boxing Union Cruiserweight champion Roy Jones Jr.

It was revealed on Wednesday’s new edition of “UFC Tonight,” stating that Lytle is “very hopeful” for a 10-round, 175-pound contest can be scheduled for later this year.

Before retiring, Lytle had 3 knockouts, 22 submissions and 6 decisions in his MMA career. He was knocked out twice in his MMA career.

He made his UFC debut against Robbie Lawler in 2004 which he lost via Unanimous decision. However, he fought his way back to the UFC and was with them full time from 2007 – 2011. In his last 4 fights he was 3-1. He beat Matt Brown via triangle choke, then Matt Serra via Unanimous decision. He lost to Brian Ebersole Unanimous decision, but won his last fight against Dan Hardy via Guillotine Choke.