Jon Jones admits that he has entertained the notion of showing up at SummerSlam where Brock Lesnar will be wrestling on Aug. 20, 2017.
MMA seems like a world that Brock Lesnar can’t quite tear himself away from. Despite leaving the company twice now, The Beast Incarnate looks pretty certain to return once again and take on current Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, either later this year or sometime next early on in 2018. Jones made it very clear that he is extremely up for the fight, and may even cross paths with Brock before the match is made official.
On Aug. 20, 2017, Lesnar will defend his WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, and Samoa Joe in a Fatal 4-Way match. On that night, it will very much be pro wrestling that’s on his mind. However, there may be a distraction in the form of an upcoming UFC opponent looming as Jones hinted that showing up at WWE’s biggest show of the summer has crossed his mind.
Jones was asked on Twitter in the early hours of Wednesday morning whether he would appear ringside for Lesnar’s SummerSlam bout. Jon simply replied that it crossed his mind. WWE has worked angles like this before with the likes of Ronda Rousey, but this would be big news and a big coup if it were to happen.
It's crossed my mind https://t.co/xlnbywH1y2
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 9, 2017
Talk of Jones and Lesnar squaring off has been rife ever since Jones said he would like to go up to heavyweight and take on the former champion. Since then, Jones has gone on to defeat Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, and Lesnar has responded saying that he would also be interested in the fight. Seemingly, the one thing that stands in the way is Lesnar’s current WWE contract. If Vince McMahon gives the OK, then the match may very well take place before the end of the year, otherwise, it will likely have to wait until after The Beast’s WWE contract comes to an end following WrestleMania 34.
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Even though the match isn’t even official yet, it’s dominating many of the headlines in both UFC and WWE. If Jon Jones were to show his face at SummerSlam then it will almost definitely be the take-home story of the whole event. There’s also the storyline threat of Lesnar walking out on WWE if he loses his championship to take into account. Anything could happen with this story over the course of the next two weeks.
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