This weekend, perennial bad boy Jon Jones will fight longtime rival Daniel Cormier for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 214.
The fight is one of the most eagerly anticipated of the year, as it is Jones’ comeback fight after being suspended last year. However, a lot of the talk in the past few days has been about another potential match up for ‘Bones’.
Rumours have been circling that WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is looking to make a return to the octagon. Dave Meltzer said that “there is definitely fire to the smoke” in relation to a UFC return for Lesnar.
The man that many believe he will face if this does occur is the aforementioned Jones. While he currently fights in the light heavyweight division, he has fought at heavyweight before.
In a Facebook Live Q/A, Jones saids a fight against Lesnar is something he would be interested in:
I would love to fight Brock Lesnar. He’s a massive dude. I mean, it would be a massive draw. Really big for the sport. It’d be a great challenge. That’s a big ol’ boy. I doubt Brock Lesnar would take that fight, though.
I definitely wouldn’t try to wrestle with him the whole time. I would … you know what, I wouldn’t tell you what I would do.
After those comments, Lesnar was quick to fire back during an interview with the Associated Press:
Would I fight Jon Jones? Anytime, anywhere. Right now he should be worried about D.C. on Saturday night.
That is a bold statement from Lesnar, who is now 40 years old compared to Jones who is only 30 and still in the prime of his career. Despite his shortcomings away from the octagon, Jones is one of the best fighters of all time.
Would you be interested in a Brock Lesnar vs Jon Jones fight in the UFC? Is there any chance we see Jones in WWE one day?