KEY POINTS

  • Reigns promises to deal Jones first real loss
  • Jones is running out of UFC opponents
  • The touted Jones and Lesnar brawl may finally happen

WWE star Roman Reigns seems to be running out of opponents and based on recent developments, may not be in line for a heavyweight title clash. He remains caught up in a feud with Baron Corbin which hardly ranks as one of the high-profile storylines to date.

With Wrestlemania 36 just around the corner, there is no telling what lies ahead for Reigns. But given the choice, it would be interesting if the WWE can flip the script and arrange something between the Big Dog and UFC champion Jon Jones. It appears the many-time WWE champion is open to facing and working with Bones although he did vow to hand the UFC champ his first real loss and inside the squared circle, TMZ Sports reported.

"When it comes to the squared circle, I don't think there's anybody better in the world [than me]. So, yeah, I feel VERY comfortable being in the ring with Jon Jones," Reigns said.

While that could be quite a match to see, seeing it happen so soon would be tough. Jones just recently defended his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 247, handing Dominick Reyes his first career loss. The clash was not spared from controversy with some believing that Reyes won the first three rounds of the five-round fight, Sports Illustrated reported.

It will be interesting if a rematch will happen although UFC president Dana White may consider it to appease everyone. However, the top brass will also consider the business angle of staging a rematch. If it hardly drives in revenue, a second meeting between Jones and Reyes is unlikely.

As far as a WWE stint for Jones, there are suggestions he should consider the jump. He is running out of opponents and could end up making bigger money in the wrestling ring. Reigns feels he would be a fit in the WWE roster, another mixed martial arts fighter that would follow Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar.

"Someone like Jon Jones, I mean, if you're going to step in the WWE ring, you're most likely going to want to step in there with the big dog," Reigns said.

Back in 2017, Jones called out Lesnar after winning over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. It was an impossible match to make then because the Beast Incarnate was still serving his one-year doping suspension. Fast-forward to February 2019, Bones revealed he preferred to face Lesnar over Cormier because the WWE champion because he carries an entirely different audience.

At this point, there is no telling what Vince McMahon has on his mind. But with Lesnar already there, perhaps adding Jones could finally settle the score between the two heavyweight giants. Wrestlemania 37 could be an interesting time to see that long-awaited clash.

Jon Jones Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos on July 6 at UFC 239. In this picture, Jones looks on during a Light Heavyweight title bout against Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum in Inglewood, California, Dec. 29, 2018. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images