Jon Jones called out Brock Lesnar last night at UFC 214 after he defeated Daniel Cormier to become the UFC light heavyweight champion. Here is what Jones said after his victory:
“Brock Lesnar. If you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the Octagon.”
The Associated Press was able to reach Brock Lesnar for a response to Jon Jones calling him out for a fight:
“Be careful what you wish for, young man” was Lesnar’s response.
Following his victory, Jones spoke more about a potential fight with Brock Lesnar in the future. Jones stated that the fight would bring more of the general public to mixed martial arts and that they need to expand their sport. Jones also said “I think Brock has a limited game. I think it’s a winnable fight” during the post-fight conference.
Dana White commented about the possibility of the fight happening after Jones called out Lesnar last night. “It’s fun to talk about, but the reality of it happening anytime soon… it’s not a realiy”, White said.
With Brock Lesnar still having time left on his suspension to serve as a result of testing positive for a banned estrogen blocker, the fight most likely would not happen until 2018. Jones clearly wants to the fight to happen based on his post-fight comments. Jones was asked about a possible fight with heavyweight Stipe Miocic and here was Jones’ response:
“If I’m going to sacrifice being the smaller guy, I think stylistically, Brock would be a fight that makes more sense,” Jones said. “The payday would be tremendous. The (impact) for our sport would be tremendous. … I feel like Stipe is not known to the general public. Most people don’t really know who he is, no disrespect. A fight against Brock makes more sense.”