Jon Jones Reveals Exactly What Would Happen In A UFC Fight With Brock Lesnar
Jones, 33, vacated his UFC light-heavyweight title and announced his move to the heavyweight division on social media last week.
Just had a really positive conversation with @Ufc. Sounds like there will be negotiations for my next fight at heavy weight. All good news, the weight gaining process begins.
- BONY (@JonnyBones) August 17, 2020
Top contender Francis Ngannou and UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic have been touted as potential opponents for 'Bones'.
Not to mention former UFC heavyweight title holder Lesnar who wants to fight Jones, according to Kurt Angle.
There are three heavyweight fighters I'd love to see Jon Jones fight. Obviously, Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou are two. Both would be incredible. But let me throw another name in there, too: Brock Lesnar. It might have happened in 2017 or 2018 had Jones not been suspended.
- Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) August 18, 2020
Speaking to Ariel Helwani, he said: "I know he said that he's retired.
"The one fight he wants, and I don't know if it's ever going to happen, but he wants to go up against Jon Jones."
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But Jones believes he'd take out Lesnar with ease if they met inside the Octagon.
"He knows that's what his friends want to hear, but he doesn't really want this fight. Trust me," he stated.
"Brock is way too slow, I'll embarrass him."
Brock is way too slow, I'll embarrass him. https://t.co/rbg2Lfgpnw
- BONY (@JonnyBones) August 20, 2019
Lesnar hasn't fought in the UFC since UFC 200 back in July 2016.
Jones, meanwhile, last fought in February when he narrowly beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 247.
And the former UFC light-heavyweight king could get an immediate shot at the UFC heavyweight title, but only after Ngannou.
"[Jon Jones is] the longtime light heavyweight champion. In my opinion, he's the greatest of all time, and if he wants to come back and take a shot at the heavyweight championship, I wouldn't have a problem with that," Dana White explained.
"But he can't just jump in front of Ngannou right now."
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