UFC president Dana White confirmed on Tuesday night during the post-fight press conference for “Dana White’s Contender Series” that he would be interested in putting together the proposed superfight between UFC superstars Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar.
White said per ESPN, “If [Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar] both want to fight each other, I’m sure it’s a fight the fans would want to see and it would be a good introduction for Jones into the heavyweight division. So yeah if they both wanted to do it, I would do it.”
Jones and Lesnar Would Be Massive Superfight
Last month, Jones, 33, vacated his light heavyweight title to pursue fights in the heavyweight division. Jones has long been the top pound-for-pound fighter in MMA, and now the UFC star seeks to prove himself against the company’s top heavyweights.
Meanwhile, Lesnar, 43, last fought inside the UFC’s Octagon at UFC 200 back in July 2016. But the former UFC heavyweight champion’s contract with the WWE expired earlier this week to make him a free agent, so many have suggested he could be on his way back to the UFC.
Jones has expressed interest in potentially facing Lesnar in the past, and he even somewhat lobbed a challenge to Lesnar as recently as Monday.
“I’ll beatcho ass too,” Jones posted during his latest social media storm.
So Jones and Lesnar could be headed into a massive UFC superfight between two of the most popular fighters in company history.
Lesnar Teased Comeback to UFC Last Year
Lesnar teased a comeback fight against Daniel Cormier last year but eventually opted to sign another contract with WWE.
While White told reporters on Tuesday night that he hadn’t discussed any comeback plans with Lesnar this year, he also made it sound like his door was open for it.
“I haven’t talked to Brock,” White said. “I haven’t talked to Brock in probably a year. I don’t know [if he wants to fight again].
White’s statements also imply the ball is now in Lesnar’s court.
“He’s 43 years old and he’s got a lot of money,” White said. “So I don’t know what his plans are, how his body feels, any of that. Like I said, I haven’t talked to him.”
Jones seems to be interested, and with UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic already lined up to face Francis Ngannou next there’s not really a better option for the superstar in his new weight class.
White is also open to it.
Now, all that needs to happen for Jones vs. Lesnar is the other fighter to agree to the comeback.
It almost happened last year, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that it will happen now.
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