Former UFC heavyweight champion of the world Brock Lesnar was supposed to return to the Octagon last year. When Cormier bested Miocic to win the UFC heavyweight crown at UFC 226 in July last year, he was immediately confronted inside the cage by Lesnar and fans couldn’t have been more excited as they were sure that they will see the return of the ‘beast incarnate’ inside the cage again.
But things didn’t work out between Lesnar and UFC and the former champion remained committed to WWE and the fight never happened, instead, Cormier ended up fighting Stipe in a rematch last week where he got knocked out in the fourth round.
However, former Olympic champion and WWE superstar said that there’s only one fight that can bring Brock Lesnar back inside the Octagon.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) August 19, 2019
“I know he said that he’s retired,” Kurt Angle said on The Helwani Show. “The one fight he wants, and I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen, but he wants to go up against Jon Jones.”
Jon Jones wasted no time in responding:
Brock is way too slow, I’ll embarrass him. https://t.co/rbg2Lfgpnw
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 20, 2019
“Brock is way too slow, I’ll embarrass him.” Jones tweeted.
Brock Lesnar last fought against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, where he defeated the Kiwi star. The fight was overturned into an NC after he popped for illegal substance by USADA. Before that, he was on a two-fight losing streak having lost to the likes of Alistair Overeem and Cain Velasquez.
On the other hand, Jon Jones is coming off of a close majority decision win over Thiago Santos at UFC 239 last month.