As far as his fight IQ and how to deal with people in a combat sport, the guy is a savant.
On Saturday night, the oftentimes-controversial Jones did away with longtime rival Cormier at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, winning the UFC 214 main event by knocking "DC" out in the third round.
"Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your a** kicked by a guy that weighs 40 pounds less than you, come meet me in the octagon". He thought the fight was stopped early by veteran referee "Big" John McCarthy, but the replay of the finish didn't lie.
A fight happening within this window will be difficult for the UFC to realistically promote. "I've said that I don't want to interview fighters after they've been KO'ed and then I did it to someone that I care a great deal about".
Despite the logistical barriers that need to be cleared before Jones-Lesnar becomes a reality, the fight has gained traction on social media. The pair met previously at UFC 182, with Jones handing Cormier his only professional loss after five, hard-fought rounds.
Cormier then claimed he would fix that mistake, however, he was not able to avoid it three years on. Now it remains to be seen if he manages not to f*** it up. And I feel like Brock, he has a pretty limited game, and I just think it's a winnable fight and there's just so much reward that's involved.
"Would I fight Jon Jones?". He challenged Brock Lesnar to a fight in the Octagon. Brock's last mixed martial arts match came last year, where he defeated Mark Hunt in a one-off fight at UFC 200, via unanimous decision. The odds as of Monday morning were Jones -360, Lesnar +280.
A move up to heavyweight has always seemed inevitable for Jon Jones, but it may be coming sooner rather than later. "At the same time, I fear no man. I strike for a reason when I strike". "I know that we are going to pull in crazy numbers if we do this, so pay us what we're worth".
The crossover appeal of Lesnar cannot be understated.