After rolling through Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 on Saturday night in Anaheim, California, Jones took a page out of Conor McGregor's book and called out former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar for a superfight. Cormier calmly chased his opponent around the cage, trying to find his range, and landed an occasional hard shot.
Jones, however, had more than a 12-inch reach advantage, and he used it to his advantage in order to land more strikes, even though he spent most of the round back pedaling.
For starters, a well-rounded fighter with a speed and reach, like Jones, can neutralize a one-dimentional wrestler, like Lesnar, even if the latter is bigger and stronger.
Cormier's mixed martial arts record dropped to 19-2 with the loss. "It was 100% my f*ck up and no one pressured me to do it". "We need to expand our sport, so why not be the guy to take part in that?"
Speaking to the UFC 214 Post Fight show with Michael Bisping and Kenny Florian, Jones said it was simply time for a super fight.
It's pretty hard to see holes in JR's logic here. "I think it's a winnable fight".
Lesnar's WWE contract will expire in the spring, and nobody really knows what he's going to do next. Jones wants it to be a big one.
Talk of a superfight heated up abruptly this week when Jones and Lesnar traded verbal jabs. Welterweight kingpin Tyron Woodley puts his belt on the line against Brazilian Demian Maia and a pair of former Invicta FC champions clash for the vacant featherweight title when Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino meets Tonya Evinger. Smelling blood, Bones went in for the kill, nearly missing with a flying knee. The main card will air live on PPV at 10PM ET.
For the fight to happen, Lesnar would have to serve the remainder of his doping ban before re-entering the USAD's testing pool. Jones was at -360 and Lesnar at +280 as of Monday morning. It would be a great challenge.
He feels terrible for putting Daniel Cormier in that position having just been viciously finished. "I guess if he wins both fights, there is no rivalry so I don't know".
Lesnar has fought just once since 2011.
"I did a lot of right things to get back in this position".
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