In a chat with TMZ, the MMA legend feels that Jones "needs to change everything in his life" before even thinking about making a return to the UFC.
"I don't think so," Silva said. "Jones is a good boy, he's a good man. He needs to focus."
Jones was arrested on April 27 after he was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run car accident in Albuquerque, N.M.
He is alledged to have run a red light in a rental car and crashed into a car driven by a pregnant woman, breaking her arm in the crash. He left the accident scene and returned to allegedly grab a handful of cash.
After his arrest Jones appeared in court on April 28 and now awaits the Bernalillo County district attorney's decision whether or not to bring the case to a grand jury.
Jones' manager Malki Kawai told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour two weeks ago that he's "50-50" on whether Jones will come back to the UFC and MMA.
"I love Jones," Silva said. "He needs to change everything in life. It's very important."