Jon Jones Calls Out WWE Legend Brock Lesnar: 'I'll Beatcho Ass Too'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 1, 2020

Jon Jones goes through his pre-fight routine in the ring before a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
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With Brock Lesnar potentially moving on from WWE, UFC star Jon Jones sensed an opportunity.

Jones called out Lesnar on Twitter Monday night:

Weighing a move up up a division, he initially challenged heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic before mentioning Lesnar.

The inclusion of the former WWE champion probably wasn't a coincidence. PWInsider.com's Mike Johnson and ESPN's Marc Raimondi reported Lesnar's contract with WWE has expired, freeing him up to explore all of his options. Perhaps a return to UFC would be on the cards.

It looked like a fight between Lesnar and Daniel Cormier was on the cards after the former interrupted the latter's post-fight interview at UFC 226 in July 2018.

That never materialized.

Likewise, Jones mentioned Lesnar directly during his Octagon interview at UFC 214 in July 2017 came to nothing.

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Fans have probably given up hope of seeing Lesnar re-enter the MMA sphere—UFC President Dana White already has.

Still, a Jones-Lesnar fight is a tantalizing possibility.