WWE Not Expected to Invite Jon Jones to SummerSlam
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, who’s recently called out WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar for a match inside the Octagon, is not expected to be invited to be ringside during Lesnar’s Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam. This despite a tweet from Jones earlier this week; when Jones was asked about being ringside, Jones tweeted, “It’s crossed my mind.”
Jones sitting ringside has the potential of taking attention away from SummerSlam’s main event: Brock Lesnar defending the Universal Championship in a Fatal 4-Way Match against Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns, & Braun Strowman.
My sources tell me WWE isn't planning to invite Jon Jones to sit ringside at SummerSlam. Feels it would detract from the match.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) August 12, 2017
An added stipulation in the Fatal 4-Way is that Lesnar would leave WWE, if he loses his title. While this may get UFC fans excited about a future Lesnar/Jones match, Lesnar would have to formally come out of retirement, re-enter the USADA drug-testing pool, AND serve the remainder of his one-year suspension. Lesnar was handed a one-year suspension by the USADA, after failing two drug tests, after his match with Mark Hunt at UFC 200 last summer. Lesnar officially retired from UFC this past February.
SOURCE: Jack Jorgensen of FANSIDED