Neither Brock Lesnar nor Jon Jones is currently eligible to compete in MMA. That said, UFC President Dana White seems to think the two superstars could meet in a superfight somewhere down the line all the same.
“I know that Brock’s WWE deal is up at the end of the summer, I think,” White recently told TMZ. “I know he wants to fight so I’m sure we’ll end up getting that figured out.”
“There are a lot of options [for Lesnar],” he continued. “Jon Jones is very interested in Brock Lesnar and Brock Lesnar is very interested in Jon Jones.”
Before this fight can happen, of course, Lesnar will have to satisfy the obligations on his current WWE contract. He will then have to serve the remainder of the USADA suspension imposed when he tested positive after his UFC 200 showdown with Mark Hunt.
Jones, meanwhile, is also tied up with USADA troubles, as he’s currently awaiting sentencing for a failed drug test administered before his UFC 214 battle with Daniel Cormier. That said, his manager Abraham Kawa recently suggested we should have some clarity with respect to his future soon.
“It’s complicated,” Kawa said on a recent episode of The MMA Hour. “USADA does a very good job. People are banging on them and hating on them. There’s things I do not agree with with USADA. I’ve told them behind closed doors things I don’t agree with. But USADA does a very good job. They’ve done a very good job cleaning up the sport. It’s imperative that they get this right. It’s imperative that they get this case right, because of who Jon is. And I think they’re doing the best they can to get it right. With that being said, I’m confident that we will have a decision soon. I just don’t want to put a date on it and say, it’s gonna come down at this time, it’s gonna come at that time.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/11/2018.