I love MMA. People getting their heads kicked off, brutal knockouts, blood everywhere, triumphant wins, and crushing defeats.
A few years back, when I heard that Brock Lesnar, a WWE guy, had signed with UFC, I knew I had to check him out.
The first UFC PPV I ever watched was UFC 91 when Brock defeated Randy Couture to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.
It was wild seeing Lesnar achieve success in only his third fight. I’ve only recently started to dig deeper into MMA, learning about legends and watching Bellator on a weekly basis. Tuning into UFC Fight Nights has been a whole new, fresh experience.
Brock’s returning win against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 was clouded by Lesnar’s testing positive for hydroxy-clomiphene: a substance banned by the USADA.
He was fined 10% of his purse and suspended for a year. This was seemingly swept under the rug by WWE as he returned to the competition shortly after UFC 200.
On the other hand, Jon Jones has been on a long road back to the top after hitting rock bottom these past couple of years. Still, he is at the prime of his abilities.
“Bones” Jones also tested positive for hydroxy-clomiphene at UFC 200 and was suspended for a year and stripped of the interim Lightweight title.
Jones is scheduled to fight Daniel Cormier on Saturday at UFC 214 to try and reclaim his Light Heavyweight crown, however he’s already entertaining the idea of fighting one of the sport’s biggest names.
Jones said in a Facebook Live video:
“I would love to fight Brock Lesnar. He’s a massive dude. I mean, it would be a massive draw. Really big for the sport. It’d be a great challenge. That’s a big ole’ boy. I doubt Brock Lesnar would take that fight, though.”
This comes off the heels of a denied report that Lesnar was re-entering the USADA testing pool after testing positive twice for clomiphene back during UFC 200.
Today, Lesnar responded,
“Would I fight Jon Jones? Anytime, anywhere. Right now he should be worried about D.C. on Saturday night.”
Since Lesnar seems down for the proposed fight, UFC would have to figure out how to bridge the 50 pound weight difference between the two men.
Brock is still a popular star in MMA and with Jones touted as one of the best in MMA today, this fight has the potential to be a great one.
Brock already possesses great wrestling skills and his ground game is fantastic, while Jones is well-versed in Jiu-Jitsu and boxing and much faster than Lesnar
I would be down to see these two men beat the living hell out of each other.
First and foremost, it’d be a hard-hitting encounter with two of arguably the biggest stars in recent UFC history.
Conor McGregor trying to cross over into the world of boxing with his match against Floyd Mayweather would be nowhere near the success of a possible Lesnar/Jones bout.
Lesnar vs Jones could go down as one of the greatest fights in recent memory.