Jones still is widely considered the greatest fighter in the world, and he appears to be focused on regaining his belt.
"I'm up for it".
"I believe Jones can beat Cormier eight out of ten times-even ten out of ten times", he said.
"At the end of the day, I see who he is". This is only the third UFC fight for Oezdemir, a brawling left-hander, and getting thrown in against Manuwa might prove to be a case of "too much, too soon". "But the reality is for me, I do need to win this fight".
"Be careful what you wish for, young man", Lesnar replied.
UFC president Dana White chimed in on FS1 a bit later. Yet, the UFC fans likely get the August boxing mismatch rather than the Jones-Cormier II pay-per view.
Jones improved his MMA record to 23-1 with his victory; his lone loss remains a disqualification against Matt Hamill all the way back in 2009. However, fighting his biggest rival and antagonist, I sense Jones will be at his best physically and mentally. To which Lesnar told the Associated Press: "Would I fight Jon Jones?
"Being on top of your weight cut is just one more thing that works against Daniel", Jones said. It would be a great challenge. That's a big ol' boy. What I concluded was I didn't take anything seriously. I know it hasn't been easy to root for me.
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Reached by the AP on July 26 for a reaction to Jones' comments, Lesnar said he was all for it.
Whether you like it or not, there's a narrative attached to the forthcoming rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones that is hard to shake. Lesnar said, repeating Beacham's question.
It was also alleged that the 40-year-old had re-entered the USADA testing pool.
And Cyborg expects the crowd to be reminiscent of the one that welcomed her to the Octagon for the very first time a year ago in her hometown of Curitiba.
Lensar is now the WWE universal champion and is signed with the company through April. He had a positive test for cocaine use around the time of their first bout, followed by an embarrassing hit-and-run accident in which a pregnant woman's arm was broken, followed by another failed drug test revealed shortly before their scheduled rematch at UFC 200 and blamed on an erectile dysfunction medication. "We surprised him with one, and it did the job".
Cormier then retained the UFC Light Heavyweight title after defeating Anthony Johnson, and has since been the champion.
However, rumour has it that he is contemplating returning to the UFC again, a notion he added fuel to recently by saying: "Would I fight Jon Jones?".
Jones and Gustafsson met at UFC 165 in September 2013 and they put on an all-time classic with the American narrowly edging the decision.