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A Jon Jones-Brock Lesnar Super-Fight Is Inching Closer

A Jon Jones-Brock Lesnar Super-Fight Is Inching Closer
By Daniel Kelly

Could a Jon Jones-Brock Lesnar fight be about to happen?

It looks like both men want the fight after Jones regained the UFC light heavyweight title after a third round stoppage of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.

Moments after he regained the title, Jones called out the current WWE wrestler to return to the Octagon.

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.

Jones elaborated on what he meant by those comments in a post-fight interview with Fox.

I think it's time for me to be involved in a super-fight.

I think that's what the fans really want to see - me challenging myself against a heavyweight. Why not do it against the biggest and one of the most scary heavyweights in UFC history in Brock Lesnar?

He brings a tremendous following, and I just think it would be so great for the sport of MMA.

Lesnar has been in the WWE for over five years, but briefly returned to the UFC last year for a one-off fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

On the night Lesnar comfortably won the fight, but it was subsequently declared a no-contest after he failed a drugs test for an estrogen blocker.

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The 40-year-old was banned for a year, but despite announcing his retirement from the sport for a second time, Jon Jones' comments may tempt Brock Lesnar back into the cage once more.

Speaking to AP after the fight, Lesnar would not rule out the fight, and directly made a comment for Jones' attention.

Be careful what you wish for, young man.

Lesnar will not be able to fight Jones without the goodwill of the WWE. After his positive test before the Hunt fight he will also need to re-enter the USADA testing pool before a potential fight.

As Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have shown, all it needs is one comment and some verbal sparring to set the wheels in motion for a fight.

SEE ALSO: Jon Jones Finishes Daniel Cormier After Head-Kick From Hell At UFC 214

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