Jon Jones beat Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 and didn’t waste anytime handpicking another opponent. Jones immediately called out former heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar.
A fight between Jones and Brock Lesnar would mean massive amounts of money for everyone involved. As two of the biggest draws, fans would slap down their cash in droves to watch the fight.
But will the fight ever take place? Apparently, the recent barbs exchanged between the two parties is enough to make Vegas oddsmakers believe it will.
Bovada recently released odds of how likely a fight between Jones and Lesnar would be. Surprisngly, the safe bet is that they’ll meet in the octagon before July of 2018.
Will Jon Jones face Brock Lesnar in the UFC before July 15 2018?
Yes -160 (5/8)
No +120 (6/5)
They also released odds for the outcome of the actual fight.
No surprise, Bones Jones is heavily favored over the older, albeit larger UFC legend Brock Lesnar.
Jon Jones vs Brock Lesnar*
Jon Jones -350 (2/7)
Brock Lesnar +265 (53/20)
*odds only applicable if bout takes place before July 15, 2018
A caveat being that Lesnar still needs to serve a mandatory suspension from the UFC for failing multiple drug tests. The suspension was frozen once he announced his retirement from the UFC. Given that he and Jones have each expressed interest in fighting each other, many are expecting him to take steps to return to good standing with the UFC.
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