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Stefan Struve Says Booking Jon Jones vs. Brock Lesnar Would Send a Terrible Message

August 12, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Jon Jones vs. Brock Lesnar

Submission Radio recently interviewed UFC heavyweight fighter Stefan Struve, who weighed in on a prospective super-fight between former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar and current UFC Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Below are some highlights (transcript via MMAjunkie).

Struve on why Lesnar vs. Jones shouldn’t happen: “They cannot do that. That’s impossible. That would be the worst message the UFC could ever send out. So if he fights again, he should go through six months of testing, I believe, before he fights again. I think that’s the rule right now. So if he comes back, and they let him go through those six months of testing, then I’m curious to see how he steps in the cage.”

Struve on how he thinks the fight goes: “I think Jones beats him anyway – simple as that. Jones is too good of an athlete. I don’t think Lesnar gets a hold of him to take him down. Jones moves too well. I think ‘D.C.’ is a great fighter, and of course that kick was great, but before that I didn’t see the Jon Jones who we used to see as dominant as he used to be. So I’m curious to see if he re-finds himself and gets to be more dominant again. But I don’t think Lesnar takes him down or anything, and he’s definitely not going to win the fight on the feet.”