Last night’s UFC 214 main event ended with Jon Jones putting his shin upside Daniel Cormier’s head, a dramatic finish that left Cormier unconscious and Jones the champ. And in no time, Jones was on the microphone issuing a challenge. To whom? Why, Brock Lesnar, of course.
In the era of “money fights”, Jones versus Lesnar makes as much sense as Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor, so why not?
As per the Associated Press, Lesnar seems willing to play along.
Right after Jones stopped Daniel Cormier in the third round at UFC 214 on Saturday, the light heavyweight champion reignited his growing rivalry with Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champ.
“Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon,” Jones said on the pay-per-view broadcast.
The Associated Press reached Lesnar shortly after he watched the championship fight and then heard Jones call him out.
“Be careful what you wish for, young man,” Lesnar replied.
A heavyweight superfight between Jones and Lesnar would be one of the biggest events in UFC history. Lesnar is an extraordinary pay-per-view draw as likely the most popular fighter in mixed martial arts, while Jones’ victory over Cormier is expected to put him back atop most pound-for-pound lists as the world’s best fighter.