There has been a lot of chatter regarding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and WWE as of late.
This all began after Jones suggested that he and WWE working together in some capacity is “inevitable.” Now, speaking at the WrestleMania 37 press conference in California, top WWE star Roman Reigns has weighed in on the topic. When asked if he thinks Jones can dominate in WWE the way he has in the UFC, Reigns said “Bones” definitely has the tools to do so.
“Oh, he’s definitely got tools,” Reigns said. “There’s no doubt, he’s a bad man, no doubt. But, obviously what we do is a little bit different than in the Octagon, and it’s going to be a different travel schedule, and different demands, but I definitely think he’s got a great name, he’s got a great work ethic, and he had a huge career, and still going, in MMA.
“So, I would absolutely say, keep your eye on the ball or now, Jon. Don’t worry about WWE. But I definitely think there could be a future for him if he can put in the time, and transition and develop the skills that we use.”
When asked about potentially sharing the ring with Jones, Reigns said, if the light heavyweight champ does truly want to get inside the ring, he’d likely want to be in there with “The Big Dog.”
“Oh, for sure. Someone like Jon Jones, if you’re going to step in the WWE ring, you’re most likely going to want to be in there with The Big Dog,” Reigns said.
In regards to how a fight between Reigns and Jones would go in WWE, Reigns said it’d be one heck of a scrap, but he’d ultimately see himself coming out on top.
“Oh man, it would be a helluva fight,” Reigns said. “But when it comes to the squared circle, I don’t think there’s anybody better in the world. So, yeah, I feel very comfortable being in the ring with Jon Jones.”
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