Jon Jones sends Brock Lesnar a message ahead of UFC 214

Jon Jones sounds deadly serious about pursuing a fight with former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

Earlier this week during a Facebook Live chat with fans, Jones was asked about a potential matchup with the current WWE superstar and he answered by saying he “would love” the opportunity to face Lesnar in the Octagon.

A few hours later, Lesnar responded by saying that he’d fight Jones “anytime, anywhere” but reminded the former light heavyweight champion that he had a fight coming up this weekend against Daniel Cormier that he should worry about first.

On Wednesday at the UFC 214 pre-fight press conference, Lesnar’s name came up once again although UFC president Dana White claims he’s had no conversations with the hulking heavyweight despite rumors that he was interested in a return to fighting.

“It’s crazy. I don’t even know where that thing came from or how it started,” White said about Lesnar. “First of all, believe me, I haven’t talked to Brock Lesnar. I don’t know. I don’t know if you’ve talked to Brock Lesnar, but I haven’t talked to Brock Lesnar.

“I’m telling you right now, I have not talked to Brock Lesnar. It sounds like nobody believes me, but it’s true. I have not talked to Brock Lesnar and according to Jon right now, he hasn’t either.”

While Jones confirmed that he hasn’t had any kind of conversation with Lesnar about setting up a fight, the longest reigning light heavyweight champion in UFC history managed to send a rather ominous message to the 40-year old professional wrestler turned mixed martial artist.

“I’ll deal with Daniel [Cormier] — and then I’ll deal with Brock Lesnar,” Jones said with a very serious look on his face before setting his microphone back down onto the table.

It’s undeniable that a fight between Jones and Lesnar would be one of the biggest attractions the UFC could possible put together. Throughout his short UFC career, Lesnar was consistently one of the biggest draws in the sport and once again raked in monster numbers when he returned to the UFC this past July.

Meanwhile, Jones has also proven to be a winner on pay-per-view while being routinely regarded as one of the greatest fighters to ever compete in mixed martial arts.

In the age of the super fight, there may not be a bigger matchup the UFC could make than putting Jones in the Octagon against Lesnar. Now it’s just a matter of making the fight turn from dream into reality.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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