Jon Jones believes that it’s ‘inevitable’ that he makes the career switch from UFC to WWE at some point in the future.
Jones is one of the greatest MMA fighters to ever grace UFC, but he’s running out of opponents to face in their Light Heavyweight division.
Bones recently successfully defended his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship last weekend at UFC 247 against Dominick Reyes, but it was a controversial win, to say the least.
Many people had Reyes, who was previously undefeated in UFC, winning the first three rounds of the five-round fight. However, the judges ruled that Jones won instead.
While the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is running out of opponents to face in the Octagon, he recently stated he would be open for a switch to the squared circle and WWE.
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The 32-year-old said during an interview with Sports Illustrated: “I think it’s inevitable. I’ve always respected WWE, and I feel like the sports can be so similar.”
“I have the size and athleticism and the following to transition over really well. To get the opportunity to just show up, even as a special guest, would be a dream come true.”
While WWE would be compelled to sign Jones because of his name value, they may also be reluctant to do so due to his turbulent past involving arrests for DUI, a hit-and-run and battery, and numerous failed drug tests.
Bones’ long-time rival Daniel Cormier has been heavily linked with signing a deal with WWE over recent years as well. WWE could book a third match between the two inside the squared circle if they are able to sign both of them.
The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has also expressed an interest in fighting Brock Lesnar.
While a fight with the WWE Champion seems unlikely to happen now in UFC, WWE could make it happen if Jones joins their company.
The 32-year-old is bound to have some success in WWE if he were to join as well, as many MMA fighters, such as Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, Bobby Lashley, Shayna Baszler, Matt Riddle, and Cain Velasquez, have made the successful transition to the squared circle.
The possibilities are endless for Jones in the WWE, so long as both parties are able to come to an agreement on a contract.News Now - Sport News