Brock Lesnar’s Leverage With WWE Weakened Due To Jon Jones’ Drug Test Failure
Jon Jones called out Brock Lesnar following his win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, and he continued to push for the fight following the event. But, due to Jones’ recent drug test failure, the fight with Lesnar probably isn’t going to happen.
On Thursday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained why Jones’s drug test failure will have a significant impact on Lesnar’s upcoming contract negotiations with WWE.
“I know a lot of people are talking about Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar… Brock Lesnar is another loser in this one because there’s nobody else that Brock Lesnar can walk in on and get that kind of money for a fight, other than Conor McGregor and that fight would just be ridiculous. It would draw, but it would be completely ridiculous. And that one could never be sanctioned no matter what, and it’s never gonna happen because of the obvious reason: the size difference.
“There’s nobody else. Lesnar vs. [Daniel] Cormier, I mean, they’re competitors, but Lesnar and Cormier are friends. But there’s not giant money in Lesnar vs. Cormier, there’s not giant money in Lesnar vs. [Cain] Velasquez, there’s not giant money in Lesnar vs. [Stipe] Miocic. There’s definitely money in any of those fights, but it’s not giant money.
“If Jones gets [suspended for] several years, that’ll delay that fight to a point where Lesnar isn’t gonna be fighting anymore just because of age, so [Lesnar’s] leverage with WWE is weakened. It’s not completely gone, because he could still go back to the UFC, and still make a lot in UFC, but it might be $3 million a fight instead of $10 million a fight.”
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