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Moments after regaining his UFC mild heavyweight title, Jon Jones expressed a want to struggle Brock Lesnar.

Although it might be the struggle he needs subsequent, Jones conceded Monday on “Good Morning America” that he might not get his want.

“I do not know,” Jones responded when requested who his subsequent opponent shall be. “I feel it might be some time earlier than Brock Lesnar’s eligible to battle. Proper now, I am simply type of ready to listen to from the UFC on some totally different concepts outdoors of him.”

Lesnar, a former UFC heavyweight champion, drew a one-yr suspension after failing two exams forward of a battle at UFC 200. He nonetheless has six months to serve earlier than he can return to the Octagon, and is at present property of the WWE.

With Lesnar out of the quick image, it seems the door is large open for a challenger to emerge for Jones’ championship.

Present No. 2 mild heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson has made public his want to battle Jones once more and Volkan Oezdemir, who’s shortly flying up the load-class rankings, has provided to battle Gustafsson to find out the No. 1 contender.