It was just a few minutes after Jon Jones recaptured the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 214 from Daniel Cormier but it didn’t take long for him to shift his focus to Brock Lesnar. The fight has been rumored for the last couple of weeks and it’s looking more likely that the fight will happen in the next few months.
“Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon,” Jones said during his post-fight interview.
At the post-fight press conference, Dana White was asked about the potential fight and said that the reality is that the fight will not happen anytime soon because Lesnar would need to finish his suspension with USADA. White said that it would take at least 6 months for the fight to happen.
At the press conference, Jones said that he has talked to his management team about the fight with Lesnar. His manager said that it would be a big payday and his team feels that he could win that fight but he would need to move up to 225 or 230 pounds and then he decided to get serious about it. Jones said that he feels that the fight can bring in more fans to the sport and he would like to play a part in expanding the sport.
Meanwhile, Lesnar has already responded to Jones in a statement to the Associated Press. “Be careful what you wish for, young man,” Lesnar said in response to Jones.
Jones vs. Lesnar would be one of the biggest fights in the history of UFC. Jones would likely have to move up as a heavyweight if he wants this fight to happen. Lesnar is still under contract with WWE until WrestleMania but it should not be an issue with WWE, especially if he is able to come to terms on a new deal with Vince McMahon. If not, then the fight would happen after Mania.
Lesnar has not fought since he beat Mark Hunt at UFC 200 last year. The fight was later changed to a no-contest after he failed a drug test. As noted earlier, the UFC rumors have fueled speculation that Lesnar will be losing the Universal Championship when he defends against Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe at SummerSlam.
If you missed it, click here to see the video of Jones calling out Lesnar at the end of UFC 214.
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