Brock Lesnar hasn’t competed in the UFC since July 2016 and has been officially retired from the sport of MMA since June of this year.
But after comments from Jon Jones, fans have been speculating about the chances of a big-money fight between the pair.
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show where he was questioned on the possible matchup that would see Lesnar step back inside the Octagon.
“I hope he does return. I know he said he was retired, but I think the one fight he wants, and I don’t know if it will happen, but he wants to go up against Jon Jones,”
“I think that would be an extraordinary fight. They are very different. Their sizes are completely opposite, but Brock’s a freak. He might not win all of his fights, and he may not be the more polished fighter, but he is an incredible athlete.”
Jones, who is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, heard about Angle’s comments and reacted writing on Instagram:
“He knows that’s what his friends want to hear, but he doesn’t really want this fight. Trust me.”
Jones then went to Twitter and said he would embarrass Lesnar.
Brock is way too slow, I’ll embarrass him. https://t.co/rbg2Lfgpnw
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 20, 2019
Lesnar’s last MMA fight was at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 ending in a unanimous decision victory for Lesnar. The result was later overturned to a no-contest due to Lesnar testing positive for a banned substance.