Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones Have Mutual Interest in UFC Fight, Dana White Says

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2018

Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the largest mixed martial arts organization in the world, opens a UFC weigh-in Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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If Brock Lesnar makes a return to the UFC, Dana White already has an opponent in mind: Jon Jones.

"Jon Jones is very interested in Brock Lesnar, and Brock is very interested in Jon Jones," White told TMZ Sports.

Jones and Lesnar, two of the biggest names in mixed martial arts history, are both suspended for failed drug tests.

Jones is suspended for a failed test before his win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. He is currently awaiting a ruling from the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which could keep him out of the sport for four years.

Lesnar is serving a suspension related to a failed test during his UFC 200 win over Mark Hunt. The WWE star retired after the fight and has been out of the USADA testing pool ever since.

WWE and Lesnar agreed to a new contract following WrestleMania 34, but its length is unknown. Details on the contract have not been confirmed by either side, but Lesnar has been open about his desire to return to mixed martial arts.

A former UFC heavyweight champion, Lesnar is currently WWE's Universal champion—a belt he has held for more than a year. It was widely expected he would drop the championship to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34; those plans seemed to change once Lesnar inked his new deal.

It's unclear what a return to the UFC would mean for Lesnar's status with WWE.

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