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WWE/UFC News: UFC Star says he may appear at SummerSlam

Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
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2.44K   //    10 Aug 2017, 17:23 IST

Could we see Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar face to face at SummerSlam?
Could we see Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar face to face at SummerSlam?

What's the story?

In the aftermath of Jon Jones calling out Brock Lesnar for a fight inside the octagon, he was asked by a fan if he would be present at SummerSlam in Brooklyn. Jones did not rule out the possibility and even admitted that he was considering it.

In case you didn't know...

In case you've been living under a rock, Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 to become the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. During his victory speech, he called out the WWE Universal Champion for a fight inside the octagon.

This announcement got social media buzzing immediately, and Brock warned Jones to be careful what he wished for. WWE even incorporated elements of this feud into their storylines, with Lesnar threatening to quit if he lost at SummerSlam.

The heart of the matter

If Jones were to appear at ringside and maybe even interact with Brock Lesnar, it would be huge publicity for their fight in the distant future.

It would also get Summerslam a lot of mainstream publicity. Summerslam may ideally be the stage for Brock Lesnar to publicly respond to Jones' challenge.

What's next?

Before Lesnar can get his hands on Jones, he faces Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman and The Big Dog, Roman Reigns, in a Fatal Four Way match in the main event of SummerSlam 2017.

It could be really interesting to see Jon Jones insert himself into the thick of things, and possibly change the outcome of the match.

Author's take

In the words of Daniel Bryan - 'Yes! Yes! Yes!' McGregor and Mayweather proved that cross promotion benefits both the sports involved, and this could be a huge opportunity for WWE to attract some new eyeballs to the product at hand. It would also be a very cool moment indeed, for the fans watching at home!

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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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