Jon Jones Still Interested In “Big Money Fight” Against Brock Lesnar, Claims It Would Be A “Win-Win Situation For Both Sides“
Jon Jones began calling the fight versus Brock Lesnar ahead of UFC 214 clash against Daniel Cormier. When he defeated Cormier via knockout (later overturned to no contest) on, he took aim at the former UFC Heavyweight champ again. Here are his legendary words.
“Brock Lesnar, you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by someone 40 pounds lighter? Meet me in the Octagon.”
After UFC 226 main event, on July 7, 2018, Lesnar stormed the cage and challenged the new UFC Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who defeated Stipe Miocic, for a title shot. “DC” still intends to fight Brock Lesnar at the first quarter of 2019, but nothing is official yet.
But it looks like Jon Jones is still more than interested in the fight versus the current WWE star. Jon Jones claims this clash would be a win-win situation for both sides but adds it would be excellent for sport too! (h/t MMAFighting.com)
“Fighting Brock Lesnar is always appealing,” said Jones on the UFC 232 conference call. “That’s a win-win situation. That’s a huge money fight and that’s me fighting a guy who’s a hell of a lot bigger than me and everyone wins in that situation.
“I win because of the courage it takes to step in there against a guy who’s way bigger than you, I win because of the pay-per-view that will follow, the fans will win. It would be great for the sport and it’d be good for everyone involved. So I’m totally up for that.”
Jon Jones (22-1, 1 NC MMA, 16-1, 1 NC UFC) will rematch Alexander Gustafsson at the main event of UFC 232, on Saturday night, for the UFC Light Heavyweight title. The two have already had a great fight at UFC 165 where “Bones” won via unanimous decision.
On the other side, Brock Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC MMA, 4-3, 1 NC UFC) hasn’t won since UFC 116, when he defended the UFC Heavyweight title against Shane Carwin. He was brutally bashed by Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 and Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.
He earned a unanimous decision win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200, but the match was overturned to no contest. Brock was positive on the estrogen blocker – clomiphene! Lesnar received a one-year suspension and he was fined $250,000!
The fight between two steroid cheaters sounds outstanding! What are your thoughts on this? Big money match, definitively yes! But there is a bigger mystery – will these two stay away from prohibited substances if UFC slates their match?