Dana White: Brock Lesnar Would Be Good Introduction to Heavyweight for Jon Jones

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 2, 2020

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Ever since reports surfaced that Brock Lesnar was no longer under contract with the WWE, speculation has run rampant regarding the massive superstar’s next move.

Though Lesnar himself has been quiet, a return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been a popular topic of conversation and more specifically, a showdown with former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Jones made it clear he was aware of Lesnar’s free agency when he directed a tweet at the former heavyweight king earlier this week.

While Jones vs. Lesnar is far from becoming a reality, UFC president Dana White would make the fight if Lesnar wanted to step into the Octagon again.

“If they both want to fight each other, I’m sure it’s a fight the fans want to see and it would be a good introduction for Jones into the heavyweight division,” White told media following the Contender Series on Tuesday night. “So yeah, if they both wanted to do it, I would do it.”

Lesnar hasn’t competed in the Las Vegas-based promotion since 2016, when he defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision at UFC 200. That result was later changed to a no contest after Lesnar failed multiple drug tests. Lesnar also briefly flirted with a fight against Daniel Cormier when “DC” was UFC heavyweight champ, but that bout fell apart when he was unable to come to financial terms with the promotion.

White is currently unsure of Lesnar’s interest in a UFC comeback.

“I haven’t talked to Brock, no. I haven’t talked to Brock in probably a year,” White said.

“He’s 43 years old and he’s got a lot of money. I don’t know what his plans are, how his body feels.”

If Lesnar were to return, he would have to re-enter the USADA drug-testing pool, so it would take some time to make any type of fight involving the ex-champ.

“If he calls me and he’s interested in fighting, I would obviously consider making that fight,” White said. “It wouldn’t be until next year.”

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