As we noted earlier, new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones challenged the former UFC Heavyweight Champion and the current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to a fight after his UFC 214 win. You can watch it below:
In case you don’t want to watch the video, below is what Jones said in the post-fight interview:
“Brock Lesnar, if you want to know how it feels like to get your a$$ kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the Octagon!”
Associated Press contacted Lesnar for a comment on this and below is what “The Beast Incarnate” had to say about the challenge from Jones:
“Be careful what you wish for, young man.”
Lesnar is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and has an MMA record of 5-3-1 NC. On the other hand, Jones is a two time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (currently in his second reign) and has a record of 23-1.
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross had the following to say about this possible super-fight:
“Interesting sound bytes from Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones regarding the potential of a UFC fight between the two perhaps some day in the future. Both men were accomplished amateur grapplers from their college days, and both are bad a$$ alpha males, but make no mistake about it that this surprising, and not so timely dialog. Jones fights Daniel Cormier this Saturday on PPV is all about selling a big money fight for UFC who is in need of as many new, marketable fights as they can create while their rising stars continue to ascend. With the investment in purchasing UFC so lofty, the new UFC needs to produce some revenue ‘hits’ and there is no doubt that a Lesnar-Jones fight would generate north of 1 million PPV buys quite easily, I’m thinking.
Yes, I do think that Brock Lesnar will again fight in the UFC because he can generate a giant, payday(s) for his family and, I assume, would still maintain a positive relationship with WWE. Seems like this matter of Lesnar’s return to UFC is inevitable and should be a win/win for all involved as it relates to the cash (and it’s all about the cash). Winning or losing a UFC fight won’t hamper Lesnar’s value to WWE in the least to my way of thinking. Based on what I know, I see no reason that a Lesnar return to UFC would cease Brock’s WWE paydays over the long haul.”