Jon Jones recently showed an interest in facing the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar during a Facebook live chat. Jones, currently competing at Light Heavyweight and taking on Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 this weekend would have to move up a weight class in order to make such a super fight a reality.
“He’s a massive dude,” Jones said. “It would be a massive draw, really big for the sport. It would be a great challenge, thats a big old boy. I doubt Lesnar would take that fight though. I definitely wouldn’t try to wrestle with him the whole time. Im not going to tell you what I would do.”
Brock Lesnar was suspended and fined by USADA and NSAC for failing an in competition and out of competition drugs test around his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt. The fight was changed from a win to a no contest and Lesnar soon retired from MMA continuing his stint in the WWE.
Brock Lesnar however responded to Jon Jones recent comments about a super fight to the Associated Press. “Would I fight Jon Jones ? Anytime, anywhere,” he said. “Right now he should be worried about DC on Saturday night.”
Rumours circulated recently about Lesnar re entering the USADA drug testing pool in order to make a return to the UFC. But according to MMAFighting.com these rumours are false. UFC vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky confirmed that if he does re enter the drugs testing pool, he would still have to serve the remaining six months suspension he has left.
Brock Lesnar’s current contract with the WWE however comes to an end after WrestleMania 34 next year. With Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar being arguably two of the biggest draws in UFC, a super fight between the two would be sure to make history.