«I don’t really see myself versus anyone that could bring in the numbers me and Brock could bring in.
Jon Jones routed Anthony Smith with a unanimous decision victory at UFC 235 on Saturday night. Now the unbeaten light-heavyweight champion is looking to battle Brock Lesnar at heavyweight.
“Go big or go home,” Jones said following his dominance of Smith. “And a Brock Lesnar fight — extremely high risk, and extremely high reward. I don’t really see myself versus anyone that could bring in the numbers me and Brock could bring in.”
But whether that fight happens is anyone’s guess. Lesnar has to compete in WWE’s “WrestleMania” next month against Seth Rollins. And UFC boss Dana White has said that Jones will likely face longtime rival Daniel Cormier, who he has already defeated twice, for a third battle at heavyweight.
Yahoo Sports reports that Jones/Lesnar would be the biggest fight out there for «Bones»:
There is no logical contender that would get the masses salivating and bring in the non-MMA media to chronicle the events. Thiago Santos is almost certainly next after Jones routed Anthony Smith on Saturday and took a one-sided unanimous decision to retain his belt in the main event of UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena.
Jones hasn’t shown much interest in fighting any heavyweight except for Lesnar. Jones vs. Lesnar would probably sell two million pay-per-views, and there aren’t many fights in any combat sport that could be made now that would remotely approach that kind of number.
But White seems to favor a rematch with Cormier at the moment.
“Cormier wants that fight and if he wants it, he’s going to get it,” White said.
Would you rather see Jones vs. Cormier or Lesnar next? In the meantime, watch highlights of Jones’ decision win over Anthony Smith here: