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Brock Lesnar Responds To Question About Fighting Jon Jones

Joe Baiamonte

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Brock Lesnar Responds To Question About Fighting Jon Jones

UFC fans - get excited.

Brock Lesnar is open to a return to the octagon and is more than willing to meet Jon Jones in the octagon.

Lesnar retired from MMA in February after receiving a one-year suspension for doping, last July in the aftermath of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 - a victory that was later overturned in the wake of Lesnar's failed drugs tests.

Over the past week or so, however, reports have surfaced, claiming that the former UFC heavyweight champion has re entered the USADA testing pool, suggesting that the 40-year-old is considering a return to the sport.

Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar

Lesnar has a 5-3 MMA record and is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Image: PA

Lesnar, who is currently the reigning WWE Universal Champion, is under contract with Vince McMahon's company until April of next year and, in any event, would still have to see out the remaining five months of his suspension, which was frozen upon his retirement, should he decide to step into the octagon once again.

And The Beast has now added fuel to the fire by saying that he would fight Jon Jones, were the fight seriously proposed to him by UFC.

"Would I fight Jon Jones? Anytime, anywhere.

"Right now he should be worried about D.C. on Saturday night."

Jon Jones
Jon Jones

Jones makes his highly anticipated return to UFC this weekend in the main event of UFC 214 against Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Image: PA

Jones is set to face Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214, this Saturday night in a rematch from their UFC 182 bout, which Jones won by unanimous decision. Jones was later stripped of his UFC Light Heavyweight title after being involved in a hit-and-run incident in New Mexico and then was suspended for a year ahead of the pair's rematch at UFC 200, last July after failing a drugs test.

Credit: BT Sport

During a Facebook Live chat, the question was put to the former Light Heavyweight champion as to whether he would be willing to make the step up to the heavyweight division to take on Lesnar. The 30-year-old seemed more than willing to go up against The Beast, although wasn't so sure Lesnar would be keen on the fight.

"He's a massive dude.

It would be a massive draw, really big for the sport. It would be a great challenge. That's a big old boy. I doubt Brock Lesnar would take that fight, though. I definitely wouldn't try to wrestle with him the whole time. I'm not going to tell you what I would do."

Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar

Would you step up to the heavyweight division to fight this man? Image: PA

Jones, who currently fights at 205 pounds, would have to gain a significant amount of weight to come close to matching Lesnar's ridiculous mass, with the WWE superstar usually weighing in at a gargantuan 280-290 pounds.

Should the fight somehow get the go-ahead, it would be one of the biggest and most profitable bouts in UFC's history, pitting two of the sport's most popular fighters against each other. Given UFC's drop in pay-per-view business this year in the absence of Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey, Dana White and co would warmly welcome a super fight between Jones and Lesnar.

Who would you back to win were the fight to take place? Lesnar or Jones?

Have your say in our comments section.


Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Jon Jones, UFC, MMA, Brock Lesnar

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