If Jon Jones is really interested in taking on Brock Lesnar in a UFC superfight, he will be ready to roll. Jones is preparing for his rematch with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214 this weekend, but he made headlines during a recent Facebook Live chat by saying he would love to take on Lesnar, who is back in professional wrestling after his return to the octagon at UFC 200 last year.
Jones said he thought the former Gophers wrestler would never accept such a fight, which certainly would be one of the biggest events in MMA history.
“Would I fight Jon Jones? Anytime, anywhere,” Lesnar said. “Right now he should be worried about D.C. on Saturday night.”
Lesnar beat Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in a unanimous decision that was changed to a no-contest after Lesnar also failed a doping test. He also received a one-year suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission, but could return to MMA after completing the ban.
Theaters to show fight
The bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will cost $99.95 on high-definition pay-per-view TV and movie theater tickets for the fight are being sold at $40 per adult in advance. A complete list of participating theaters can be found atFathomEvents.com.
World records fall
Lilly King of the United States, Kylie Masse of Canada and Britain’s Adam Peaty all broke swimming world records at the world championships.
Olympic gold medalist King eclipsed the 4-year-old mark in the 100-meter breaststroke, again beating Russian rival Yulia Efimova with a time of 1 minute, 4.13 seconds. The previous record of 1:04.35 was set by Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte.
Masse won the women’s 100 backstroke in 51.10 — 0.02 better than Britain’s Gemma Spofforth’s at 2009 worlds in Rome.
Peaty set a pair of marks in the 50 breaststroke, a non-Olympic event. He went 26.10 in the morning preliminaries, shaving 0.32 seconds off the standard he set two years ago in Kazan. He went even faster during the evening semifinals, touching in 25.95.
around the horn
Olympics: Hockey Canada named Sean Burke as its general manager and Willie Desjardins as its coach for the 2018 Olympics.
Auto racing: Team Penske locked up 2012 NASCAR Cup champion Brad Keselowski with a multiyear extension.
WNBA: Elena Delle Donne had 29 points and 10 rebounds as Washington beat San Antonio 85-76. ... Alyssa Thomas had 20 points to help Connecticut top Chicago 93-72. ... Layshia Clarendon had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists to become the sixth WNBA player with a triple-double as Atlanta beat Phoenix 99-91 in overtime.
NBA: The Magic agreed to terms on a one-year deal with guard Arron Afflalo. ... Suns backup point guard Brandon Knight tore his left ACL and will be lost for the coming season. ... The Nets reached an agreement to acquire shooting guard Allen Crabbe from the Trail Blazers for Andrew Nicholson.