Jon Jones on dream fight with Brock Lesnar: “Financially, that would have been massive.”

Jon Jones listed Brock Lesnar as an opponent he wished he could have fought.

The former light heavyweight champion was interviewed on Sporting News Fights and asked about a dream opponent and replied:

I think fighting Brock Lesnar would have been really cool.

Jones added:

Brock isn’t the most technical fighter, but he has a massive fanbase, he’s a lot bigger than me, and it would have been one of those cool David and Goliath situations. It would have been cool for cross-sport promoting and I think we both would have done great things for our families and for our team. Financially, that would have been massive.

Jones entered the UFC in 2008 and fought at UFC 87 against Andre Gusmao and was the same card where Lesnar scored his first UFC victory by defeating Heath Herring in August 2008. Jones also fought on the undercard of UFC 100 in July 2009, which was headlined by a rematch between Lesnar and Frank Mir.

Both were scheduled to compete in separate fights at UFC 200 in July 2016 when Jones was removed from his fight with Daniel Cormier due to a pre-fight drug test result. Lesnar competed on that show and defeated Mark Hunt but was also flagged for a pair of drug test violations related to the fight.

After the fight with Hunt, Lesnar never competed again in MMA and has worked exclusively for WWE since then.

Jones returns on Saturday night against Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title at UFC 285 in Jones’ first fight since February 2020.

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