Jon Jones is approaching his return to the octagon after three long years. Although he’s got a tough opponent in front of him, he took some time to fantasize about a potential clash that he could still see happening.
Ciryl Gane has been a revelation in the sport since debuting professionally almost five years ago, and despite his inexperience, the European has positioned himself to stand across the cage from one of the greatest of all time. The Frenchman has a chance to spoil his opponent’s comeback and capture UFC gold in the process.
When asked who his dream fight is, Jon Jones detailed why he and Brock Lesnar would make for a fantastic outing inside the octagon, hinting that the super-fight is still a possibility.
“I think fighting Brock Lesnar would have been really cool. Brock isn’t the most technical guy but he has a massive fanbase. He’s a lot bigger than me and it would have been one of those really cool David vs. Goliath situations… I think we both would have done great things for our family and for our team financially that would have been massive… Never say never. Brock, if you’re out there.”
Jon Jones has had his fair share of mega-fights under the UFC banner—his matchups against Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustaffson, and more throughout his career—but none come close to the magnitude of a potential clash against Brock Lesnar.
Check out what the former light heavyweight champion had to say regarding his dream fight in the video below.
Brock Lesnar’s UFC record: How would the beast have stacked up against Jon Jones?
Despite ending his UFC career with four wins, three losses, and one no-contest, Brock Lesnar had a rather successful time inside the octagon during his broken-up eight-year career with the promotion.
After losing his debut outing by submission, the now-45-year-old went on a four-fight win streak where he beat legends like Randy Couture, captured and defended heavyweight gold, and avenged his first loss in the sport.
Lesnar’s most recent bout came in 2016 in a dominant performance over Mark Hunt, and while he was caught using PEDs by USADA, his suspension time is likely up, meaning he is possibly eligible to step foot back into the cage.