Jon Jones reclaimed the UFC light heavyweight title at last night’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, defeating bitter rival Daniel Cormier via third-round knockout.
Following his impressive victory over “DC”, Jones turned his attention to former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar by issuing the following challenge to “The Beast”.
“Lesnar. If you want to find out what it’s like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 lbs less than you, meet me here in the octagon.”
It did not take long for Brock Lesnar, who is the WWE’s current Universal Champion, to respond to Jon Jones. Here is what “The Beast” had to say in a statement to the Associated Press.
“Be careful what you wish for young man.”
Brock Lesnar was last seen inside the octagon at UFC 200 in July of 2016 where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Mark Hunt. The result of that fight (Lesnar vs. Hunt) was later overturned to a no-contest after Brock tested positive for clomiphene.
Back in 2014, “Bones” and Lesnar shared the following moment backstage at a World Wrestling Entertainment event.
— Stadium (@watchstadium) July 30, 2017
Jon Jones has stated that he has a lot of respect for the former UFC heavyweight champion (Lesnar), but he also knows that a fight with “The Beast” would draw huge pay-per-view numbers and a massive payday.
Although Lesnar is still under suspension by USADA, that hasn’t stopped the book makers from issuing odds on the potential Brock Lesnar vs. Jon Jones super-fight.
Check them out via BestFightOdds:
Future Events: Brock Lesnar (+218) vs. Jon Jones (-245) https://t.co/VO30HT1Mz6
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) July 30, 2017
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