Jon Jones wants Brock Lesnar to give UFC fans what they want and meet him in the octagon for a star-studded showdown.
"Brock Lesnar is a massive man, a very scary dude," Jones told SNY this week. "I'm aware that the greater the risk, the greater the reward. Give the fans what they want, and in return I'll be a happy man as well. I am up for fighting Brock Lesnar as well. I really hope he decides to come back to the UFC so we can make that happen for all the fans."
While a bout between the two former UFC champions has yet to be confirmed, Jones will be the first one making a comeback. On Dec. 29, the 31-year-old will return to the cage in Las Vegas against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 following his 15-month suspension for a second failed drug test.
In 2016, Jones was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for failing his first drug test days before his scheduled bout with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. Jones was pulled from the match and was given a one-year ban.
Jones returned to the octagon in 2017, knocking out Cormier at UFC 214. But USADA announced a month later that he had tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turnibol. The fight was a no contest and the most recent of Jones' tumultuous UFC career.
Lesnar, the six-time WWE world champ and one-time NFL hopeful, is reportedly open to facing off with Jones. In June, UFC president Dana White said Lesnar was "very interested" in making a fight happen.