Brock Lesnar Would Fight Jon Jones “Anytime, anywhere”
Jon Jones is preparing for his rematch with Daniel Cormier, in the main event of UFC 214 this weekend, but he made headlines during a recent Facebook Live chat by saying he would love to take on Brock Lesnar, who made a one-off appearance at UFC 200 last year
Lesnar is the current WWE Universal Champion, and will defend his title in a Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam against Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Samoa Joe.
Jones added that he thought Lesnar would never accept such a fight, which would certainly be one of the biggest events in mixed martial arts history.
When Lesnar was contacted by The Associated Press for a response Tuesday, the former heavyweight champion made his willingness clear.
“Would I fight Jon Jones? Anytime, anywhere,” Lesnar said. “Right now he should be worried about D.C. on Saturday night.”
With that statement, Lesnar also indicated he is at least contemplating a return to the sport in which he won the UFC title in just his fourth professional fight.
After defeating Mark Hunt in a unanimous decision at UFC 200 last year, the decision was reversed to a no-decision after Lesnar failed a doping test. He was suspended for one year and fined $250,000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Lesnar, who turned 40 on July 12th, officially retired from UFC in February, and was removed from the year-round drug testing pool. Lesnar would need to officially come out of retirement and complete his one-year suspension, in order to compete in UFC again.
Any UFC match involving Lesnar also could not happen until his WWE contract expires next year.