There would be plenty of hurdles to clear before a fight between Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC), the former longtime UFC light heavyweight champion, and Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), the former UFC heavyweight champ and longtime pro wrestling superstar, can occur.
But Monday’s news Lesnar is back on the market following the expiration of his WWE contract has reopened avenues that once appeared closed, and White told TMZ on Tuesday that if Lesnar is “seriously interested” in fighting Jones, he’d make the fight.
Jones recently vacated his light heavyweight championship in preparation for a move up to heavyweight. On Monday, he pled his case for the next shot at heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic, but also had a word for Lesnar once his news broke:
As of Tuesday afternoon, Jones’ tweet directed at Lesnar had more than four times as many likes as his most liked comment in his tweet storm aimed at Miocic.
Lesnar has not yet stated his future intentions as to whether he’s looking to continue with wrestling, return to MMA, or retire. The 43-year old has only fought once since 2011, a win over Mark Hunt which was later overturned to a no-contest due to a failed banned substance test.