Jon Jones vs Brock Lesnar superfight is gathering momentum

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Jon Jones vs Brock Lesnar, UFC 214
Apr 26, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Joe Rogan interviews Jon Jones after the UFC light heavy weight championship fight against Glover Teixeria at Baltimore Arena. Jones retained the light heavy weight championship by defeating Teixeria. USA TODAY Sports / Tommy Gilligan

Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar, two of the most decorated fighters in UFC history, could be coming to blows in the near future. Jones, who will face light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at Saturday’s UFC 214 PPV event, believes a fight against Lesnar would draw big numbers and help the sport's popularity. 

“I would love to fight Brock Lesnar. He’s a massive dude, it would be a massive draw, really big for the sport. It would be a great challenge. That’s a big old boy. I doubt Brock Lesnar would take that fight, though. I definitely wouldn't try to wrestle with him the whole time. I can’t tell you what I would do," Jones told fans during a recent chat on his Facebook page

Jones added: “I doubt Brock Lesnar would take that fight, though. I definitely wouldn’t try to wrestle with him the whole time. I can’t tell you what I would do.” For the superfight to go through, Jones would have to add some weight to enter the UFC heavyweight division. Lesnar (5-3 MMA record) has never fought in the light heavyweight weight class. 

Lesnar hasn't entered the octagon since UFC 200 when he defeated Mark Hunt. The decision was revoked after Lesnar was banned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for failing two drug tests. The suspension was frozen earlier in 2017 after Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA.

Jon Jones vs Brock Lesnar: Fight possible after Dec. 2017

Lesnar would have to serve the remainder of his ban before entering the USADA's testing pool. The ban ends in Dec. 2017.

On Wednesday, Lesnar accepted Jones' challenge. “Would I fight Jon Jones? Anytime, anywhere. Right now he should be worried about D.C. (Daniel Cormier) on Saturday night," the former UFC heavyweight champion told The Associated Press

Brock Lesnar is under contract with the WWE until April, 2018. The UFC and WWE had come to terms on a one-fight arrangement to allow Lesnar fight Hunt at UFC 200. Once again, a potential Jon Jones vs Brock Lesnar fight would need the green light from WWE unless the bout takes place later in 2018.