UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones already has a big fight lined up…
There was far more at stake during UFC 214’s main event than just the light-heavyweight title. Between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones was a river of bad blood, but even their feud was not the end of the story.
As well as the title and the bragging rights, Jon Jones’ future, and that of the division, was on the line. After years of troubles and failed drug tests, ‘Bones’ needed to return with a bang.
With the pressure on, and ‘DC’ looking in great form, Jones delivered with a stunning third round knockout.
Time For Brock Lesnar?
Earlier this week Jones had called for a superfight with Brock Lesnar. The ex-UFC heayweight champion and WWE star said he’d also be game for that fight. Then, after his huge UFC 214 win, ‘Bones’ again called for a tilt with the heavyweight star:
“Brock Lesnar, if you wanna know what it’s like to get your ass kicked by a man who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon.”
Lesnar’s Response Was Pretty Cold
Firing back again at Jones, Lesnar had the following to say in response to the re-crowned 205-pound champion:
Lesnar told The Associated Press:
“Be careful what you wish for, young man,” Lesnar replied.
Alexander Gustafsson also commented, saying Jones should ‘stop calling out retired fighters,’ as he had unfinished business with the new champion.
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2?
Many fans believe Gus gave Jones the hardest fight of his career. Some even believe ‘The Mauler’ actually won at UFC 165. The bout still stands as one of the greatest in the division’s history.
But, and it’s a big one, money talks, and nothing screams dollars for donuts like a WWE superstar against a much smaller Jon Jones. It’s sad, but it’s damn true. Here are the already released odds for Lesnar vs. Jon Jones via Best Fight Odds on Twitter:
UFC 214 full fight card results
Light heavyweight: Jon Jones def. Daniel Cormier via TKO at 3:01 of Round 3
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley def. Demian Maia via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
Women’s featherweight: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Tonya Evinger via TKO (knees and punches) at 1:56 of Round 3
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler def. Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Light heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir def. Jimi Manuwa via KO (punches) at 0:22 of Round 1
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas def. Jason Knight via TKO at 4:34 of Round 1
Catchweight (140 lbs): Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barão (29-28, 29-27-30-26)
Featherweight: Brian Ortega def. Renato Moicano via submission (guillotine) at 2:59 of Round 3
Featherweight: Calvin Kattar def. Andre Fili via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s strawweight: Alexandra Albu def. Kailin Curran via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: Jarred Brooks def. Eric Shelton via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lightweight: Drew Dober def. Josh Burkman via KO (punch) at 3:04 of Round 1