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5. Jim Ross Says Jon Jones Is Interested In A WWE Payday

During a recent blog entry on his website, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discussed the situation between Brock Lesnar & Jon Jones, Paige’s future & more. Below are the highlights:

On Brock Lesnar vs. Jon Jones being big business for the UFC:
“Jon Jones challenged Brock Lesnar after Jones’ KO win over Daniel Cromier at UFC 214 Saturday night and the UFC found out what they needed to know, and that is the public will buy a Bones-Brock battle in the Octagon. I’m thinking to the tune of 1 million buys on PPV when this one likely happens in 2018. This main event gives UFC a ‘hit,’ without question, while they await other stars to either return to form (George St-Pierre and Conor McGregor) or continue to evolve as legit, PPV selling main eventers. Also, I don’t see any scenario at this time that would drive any wedges between Lesnar and WWE regarding the WWE star being able to go collect a massive, seven figure plus payday while keeping his name in the public eye.”

On Jon Jones being interested in a WWE payday:
“Ironically, word on the street is that Jones is also interested in a WWE payday some day in the future, which adds some irony to the Bones-Brock UFC scenario.”

On Brock’s chances of winning this fight:

“Bones’ hand speed and reach will be problematic for Lesnar when they do tangle as Brock’s striking defense will have to be spot on if the bigger grappler has any chance of winning on his way to a fully stocked pay window.”

On Paige’s future:

“I’ve got no dog in the hunt on this matter, but since many have asked me about this, I’ll simply say that I’d love to see Paige back in the WWE competing with the talented, women’s roster that’s in place. Paige has incredible skills and I only hope that this potential opportunity to resume her career in WWE when she’s healthy and it’s being taken seriously by all involved. There is nowhere else in the world for women wrestlers to do better financially than in WWE. Plus, there is no better time to be a women’s wrestler than now in WWE.”

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