By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
Jon Jones picked up arguably the greatest win of his professional mixed martial arts career last night in Anaheim when he scored a third-round TKO victory over Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214.
After two very closely contested rounds with “DC”, Jones was able to land a beautiful head kick which left Cormier on wobbly legs and in all sorts of trouble. From there, “Bones” would get Cormier to the ground where he unleashed some brutal ground and pound which forced the referee to step in and call the contest.
Immediately following his victory over “DC”, which earned Jones the UFC’s coveted light heavyweight championship, “Bones” decided to issue a challenge to former UFC heavyweight kingpin Brock Lesnar.
“Lesnar. If you want to find out what it’s like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 lbs less than you, meet me here in the octagon.”
It did not take long for “The Beast”, who is the WWE’s current Universal Champion, to respond to Jon Jones. Here is what Brock Lesnar had to say in a statement to the Associated Press.
“Be careful what you wish for young man.”
Brock Lesnar was last seen in action at UFC 200 in July of 2016 where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Mark Hunt. The result of that fight (Lesnar vs. Hunt) was later overturned to a no-contest after Brock tested positive for clomiphene.
Brock Lesnar is still under suspension from USADA, but UFC President Dana White did acknowledge at the UFC 214 post-fight press conference that the promotion would be interested in booking a fight between “The Beast” and “Bones”.
How do you think a fight between current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones and current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar would play out?