The new owners of the UFC need to make money, and they know the best way to do that is to make “superfights” – i.e., fights that involve match-ups that would never occur in the normal course of business. And now the idea of a superfight is being floated about that… certainly would never occur naturally.
What say you to a fight between Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones?
Obviously, Jones has never fought at heavyweight, and Lesnar is a giant of a man, but there are dollar signs hanging above the notion of this pairing, so it could happen.
Here’s the Associated Press:
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 Lesnar, who is back in professional wrestling after his return to the octagon at UFC 200 last year.
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.