Tony Ferguson has offered to join Brock Lesnar after the former light-heavyweight Champion Jon Jones called out the former Heavyweight Champion. Jon Jones recently vacated his light heavyweight title and announced his move to the heavyweight division. Earlier Jon Jones revealed that he felt his heavyweight goals would take him some time, and he didn’t want the other fighters in the division to fight for the interim gold. Jon Jones’ decision to jump weight class comes after he teased a potential super-fight against Francis Ngannou.
However, Jon Jones has also expressed his desire to fight for the heavyweight gold in his very first fight against Stipe Miocic. Jones claimed that it’s a fight that makes more sense for Stipe Miocic and that a fight against Francis Ngannou would be a risk.
Stipe versus Francis is high risk low reward. Stipe versus myself actually makes a lot of sense for both of us. Now you actually have a super fight. Stipe loses the fight is gone
— BONY (@JonnyBones) August 31, 2020
Jon Jones calls out Brock Lesnar
Jon Jones called out Brock Lesnar in a tweet and claimed that he would beat him inside the octagon. In the past, Daniel Cormier has called out Brock Lesnar in the past. Lesnar is a big name and a fight against Jon Jones is definite to bring in huge numbers. However, Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA and has shown no desire to come back to the octagon. Interestingly enough, Tony Ferguson was happy with the idea and expressed his interest to work alongside Brock Lesnar in the fight camp if the potential fight between the two capitalizes.
Tony Ferguson and Brock Lesnar’s relationship goes back to their Ultimate Fighter days, where Brock Lesnar was the coach to a young Tony Ferguson, who was working his way up to grab the UFC contract.
That’s A Fight I Would Love To Help In Camp. Train Side By Side Like Old Times W/ Coach Lesnar Again # CountMeIn 💯 @BrockLesnar @HeymanHustle #TeamLesnar4L #TUFGUYS ⚔️🕶 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/dVeg9sKais
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) September 1, 2020
What’s next for Tony Ferguson?
Meanwhile, Tony Ferguson is fresh off a loss against Justin Gaethje for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship. Ferguson has teased a return to the octagon and could be looking at facing Dustin Poirier next to determine the #1 contender’s match for the UFC Lightweight Championship against the winner of Khaibib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.