Back in December, UFC and WWE star Brock Lesnar failed USADA failed drug tests around his UFC 200 appearance, which led to him being suspended for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Furthermore, Lesnar was fined $250,000 and his UFC 200 victory over Mark Hunt was officially changed to a “No Contest.”
However, Lesnar still had a part-time contract with the WWE and has been doing that since. But after Jon Jones made his triumphant return to the Octagon, he immediately called out Brock Lesnar.
After Jones’ UFC 214 victory against Daniel Cormier, Jones took the moment to call out his next opponent, saying “Brock, 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.”
Well, it looks as though Jones is going to be getting his wish, as Sports Illustrated has learned that Lesnar’s return to the UFC to fight Jones is imminent.
WWE was incredibly smart to threaten Brock Lesnar’s departure from the company if he loses the Universal title at SummerSlam.
Lesnar is signed through WrestleMania 34 and there is no threat of him opting out early. Yet Heyman’s insistence on Lesnar leaving the company if “The Beast Incarnate” loses the title without being pinned or forced to submit will allow Lesnar the time off needed from WWE to begin preparing his next MMA fight, most likely against soon-to-be-heavyweight Jon “Bones” Jones.
UFC great Jon Jones called out Brock Lesnar after his KO victory over Daniel Cormier this past Saturday night. SI.com has learned that Lesnar’s return to the UFC is imminent, and he will fight Jones as well as fulfill his WWE obligations at the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 34. This all affects the upcoming SummerSlam, as the likelihood that Lesnar keeps the WWE Universal championship, or takes any punishing moves, is all but dimmed, which is another reason he will be hidden in this Fatal 4-Way with Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, and Samoa Joe.
With Conor McGregor currently busy in the boxing ring, the UFC needs a big-name match to carry them into 2018, and Jones-Lesnar bout would fill that role perfectly.