UFC: Jon Jones Says He's "Serious" About Fight with Brock Lesnar

Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar

There's a lot of bad blood between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, and in the early hours of Sunday morning, the two entered the Octagon to settle their differences.

"I think that's what the fans really want to see is me challenge myself against a heavyweight and why not do it against the biggest and most scary heavyweights in UFC history in Brock Lesnar". Anybody at home who let yourself down, you let your family down, you let your parents down or your co-workers down, you let yourself down, it's never over.

Brock Lesnar has quickly responded after UFC kingpin Jon Jones called him out.

Speaking with Fox Sports afterwards, Jones elaborated on why he would like to go up against Lesnar. Jones says if he weighs 225 to 230 pounds, the matchup is feasible, not to mention incredibly lucrative. But as in the first fight, he contended with the same weapons that have sunk so many of Jones' foes, taking kick after kick to his legs and punches impossible to counter because of Jones' 12-inch reach advantage. But with Ronda Rousey fresh off two defeats and an uncertain future, Conor McGregor moonlighting in boxing while nearing a year of inactivity and Georges St-Pierre's comeback pushed off until at least November because of injury, UFC needs Jones star badly at the moment. But I feel like I don't have much to prove.




Jones' victory thrilled a crowd that was deflated after Woodley defended his welterweight belt with a strong technical performance against the 39-year-old Maia, a vaunted jiu-jitsu specialist from Brazil.

But it certainly looks like things are trending in the right direction for the super fight. Cormier pressured throughout while eating Jones' kicks. "Even the haters. They motivate me to keep fighting".

Former champion Germaine de Randamie was stripped of the belt last month after refusing to fight Justino, the former Strikeforce and Invicta champion, citing her 2012 PED suspension. Manuwa was the favourite to win against the man from Switzerland, Oezdemir, who's had a meteoric rise in rankings despite this being only his third fight in the UFC. Evinger couldn't do anything to get her offense going, and in the third round Cyborg connected with a massive knee to the chin, which dropped her to the canvas.

- Tyron Woodley on Georges St-Pierre: "He doesn't want to fight me because I'm a better version of him".

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