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WATCH: Jon Jones Calls Out Brock Lesnar After Beating Daniel Cormier

WATCH: Jon Jones Calls Out Brock Lesnar After Beating Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones wasted absolutely no time in identifying his next target after returning to vanquish Daniel Cormier and reclaim his UFC Light Heavyweight title at UFC 214, last night.

And the man known as Bones has his sights set on a target significantly bigger than Daniel Cormier.

The Beast Brock Lesnar, former UFC Heavyweight champion and current WWE Universal champion and one of the most terrifying human beings to walk the earth, let alone step foot inside the octagon, is who the new Light Heavyweight champ wants next.

After becoming the first man in MMA history to stop Cormier, with a devastating head kick followed by a flurry of punches midway through the third round, Jones got on the mic and called the former NCAA Heavyweight champion out in typically confident fashion:

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Upon the mention of Lesnar's name, the crowd in Anaheim erupted, with Jones continuing, "If you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by someone who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon".

It didn't take long for The Beast to respond, via the Associated Press, warning the new Light Heavyweight champion, "Be careful what you wish for, young man".

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Given that Jones currently fights at 205lbs and Lesnar regularly weighs in the region of 280lbs, Jones is actually giving up far more than 40lbs to The Beast, but has been willing to step up to the heavyweight division for some time.

Of course, Lesnar is technically still retired, after quitting MMA for the second time, in February, after being issued with a year long suspension as punishment for twice testing positive for clomiphene in the run up to his UFC 200 victory over Mark Hunt, last July.

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That victory was later overturned and Lesnar served seven months of his suspension before retiring. The 40-year-old has recently been rumoured to be considering re-entering the USADA testing pool and once more coming out of retirement. Were Lesnar to go ahead with a return to the octagon, he would first need to serve the remaining five months of his suspension before any potential super fight with Jones.



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Were the fight to happen, it would be one of the biggest fights in MMA history, with Lesnar, alongside Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor, one of the most profitable UFC draws of all time, and Jones arguaby the greatest ever fighter to step foot inside the octagon.

Dear Dana White, MAKE...THIS...FIGHT...HAPPEN.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Jon Jones, UFC, Wrestling, WWE, MMA, Brock Lesnar

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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