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Dana White Says He’s Open to Booking Brock Lesnar vs. Jon Jones in the UFC, Jones Claims He Would Beat Lesnar Too

September 2, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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As previously reported, former WWE World, Univeral, and UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar recently became a free agent after his WWE contract expired last April. This has raised questions about what Lesnar is going to do next. And since Jon Jones has announced his vacating of the UFC light heavyweight title for a planned move up to the heavyweight division, it has obviously led to fans fantasy booking an MMA fight between the light heavyweight goat and the 43-year-old former heavyweight champ. TMZ Sports spoke to UFC President Dana White on a possible matchup, and White said he’d be open to the idea of making the fight happen.

Obviously, it will come as no surprise to anyone that the UFC President would be open to booking a fight between two of the biggest stars ever in the sport. Earlier this week, Jon Jones responded to reports of Brock Lesnar becoming a free agent. He commented on Twitter, “Brock I’ll beatcho ass too.”

White stated that if Lesnar was “seriously interested” in fighting Jones he would be “more than happy” to book the matchup. Previously, White has stated that heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou is next in line to fight current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. While White was open to booking Jones for the UFC heavyweight title in his heavyweight debut, he noted that Jones would still have to wait until Ngannou gets his shot.

This means there is potentially a window to make a Jones/Lesnar matchup happen at heavyweight in the UFC. However, it would mean both men agreeing to sign a contract to fight each other. One major issue is Lesnar’s age. He’s 43, and he hasn’t fought in MMA since UFC 200 in July 2016. His then victory over Mark Hunt was overturned due to failing a drug test. USADA drug testing could also be an issue. Both Lesnar and Jones have had past issues with failing drug tests.

Currently, Jon Jones doesn’t have a fight lined up since he vacated the title. He last fought in February, beating Dominick Reyes by a controversial decision.