UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been calling for a super fight against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar for a little while now.
However, despite the call outs, the light heavyweight champion understands that he may get used as a bargaining chip by Lesnar to get a better UFC deal.
“I could see it being a leverage point to get paid the bigger bucks to stick around (with WWE) or come over to the UFC,” Jones said to MMA Junkie. “Either way, I think it would be great if he comes over to the UFC to get a gigantic payday, probably his biggest UFC payday. Now he has this as a leverage point from whichever direction he decides to go in. Good for Brock to have options.”
Lesnar’s contract with the WWE is coming to an end right around WWE Wrestlemania 34 this coming April.
Jones has been talking to his coaches about the fight and they believe that Jones can get the win if he clashed with Lesnar.
“I asked my coaches how they felt about it and everyone said, ‘You know what, Jon? That’s a very winnable fight, and it’s such a huge payday – why not?'” Jones said. “I just kept it going and have been entertaining it, and now it’s taken off. It’s something that could be in the works.”
Even if the fight were to come together, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion must finish serving his one year suspension from USADA first.