Jon Jones is one of the biggest names in UFC currently, and he has already had a Hall of Fame worthy career in the company. The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is a flamboyant personality and is tailor-made for a show business like WWE, and he echoes the same opinion.
Jones recently spoke with Sports Illustrated and expressed his desire to move to WWE at some point in his career. Jones said that he has massive respect for the company, and felt it would be a major dream come true for him if he manages to show up even in a small role at some point.
“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.”
Jones called out WWE superstar and former UFC Champion Brock Lesnar after his victory, and rumors of a fight between the two individuals shot up exponentially. However, nothing major came of it, and Lesnar stayed in WWE after signing a new deal.
Several UFC superstars have expressed interest in joining WWE in the past, including Jones’ arch-nemesis, Daniel Cormier. Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Matt Riddle, etc. have successfully switched from MMA to WWE, and if Jones ever wants to emulate his fellow MMA stars, he would be a welcome sight in the WWE ring.
However, Jones has a tremendous history of substance abuse and off-ring problems, which have put a blemish on his amazing career. Jones was stripped of his title due to incriminating incidents in his personal life, which could be heavy baggage for the company.
WWE still has Jeff Hardy, who has problems of his own, which could allow entry for Jones into the company at some time.