Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones ‘very interested’ in fighting one another
Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones may both be searching for redemption inside the Octagon in the near future, so it makes sense that UFC president Dana White would explore avenues to kill two birds with one stone in what would likely be one of the most watched PPVs of all time.
White told TMZ over the weekend that Lesnar still wants to return to the UFC, and we all know that is the goal for Jones.
“Brock’s WWE deal is up at the end of the summer I think, and I know he wants to fight,” White said. “I’m sure we’ll end up getting that figured out.”
When asked specifically who he would like to see Lesnar fight, White brought up Jones.
“Jon Jones is very interested in Brock Lesnar, and Brock is very interested in Jon Jones,” he said. “…They both want it. It’s a fun fight.”
Lesnar recently signed an extension with the WWE, but it was only for a few months if what White says is accurate. Both he and Jones are also suspended for testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, and White said it is “up to USADA” when Jones will be cleared to fight again. Lesnar has yet to re-enter the USADA testing program, which requires a fighter to be tested for six months before competing.
Jones fought at 205 pounds in his last fight, which is the very top of the light heavyweight division. He’d have no problem getting past the 206-pound minimum to fight in the heavyweight division, though Lesnar would still have a serious size advantage. The two have already traded some shots in the media, so it’s no surprise they would be willing to square up. Whether or not they can clear the necessary hurdles is another discussion.