We need to mention that the following article is based on rumors in the WWE and UFC locker rooms. There has been no official statement from the WWE or UFC. However, there has been speculation by the likes of Jim Ross. Hence why we cover the story today. Is Jon Jones coming to WWE?
Jon Jones Heading to the WWE?
TMZ Sports has announced that UFC Lightweight Champion Jon Jones has been stripped of his title due to testing positive for Turinabol. Turinabol is an anabolic steroid. This means that Jon Jones now has 2 failed drug tests under his name.
Before the failed drug test, Jon Jones issued a challenge to Brock Lesnar, saying the following:
“If you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by someone who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the Octagon!”
Then Lesnar responded:
“Be careful what you wish for, young man.”
The rumor that Jon Jones might be looking to join the WWE for a fight with Lesnar has been released by none other than Jim Ross. Ross said that Jones is looking to join the WWE in some capacity. He also stated:
“Athletes are arguably smarter today than ever before and they realize that these massive paydays are not going to last forever plus the fact that no one ever has ‘enough money’ contrary to public sentiment from those who actually don’t have enough money.”
My View If the Rumor Is True
Honestly, I think it is disgraceful. The WWE states it has a strict health policy. Yet they could have no problems pulling in another UFC wrestler with a history of illegal substance abuse.
Brock Lesnar had similar problems in the UFC, but yet the WWE welcomed him with open arms and gave him the Universal Title. Why was Lesnar not suspended for abuse of illegal substances at that time? Because different rules apply to part-time wrestlers.
Honestly, I am sick and tired of UFC fighters making their way to the WWE with zero passion for wrestling. They’re just looking for a big payday. These are just some of the reasons why I’m enjoying the Indies a hundred times more these days. If I was not a wrestling journalist, I would have unsubscribed from the WWE Network after Summerslam.
I am tired of money-hungry people who do not give two hoots about wrestling and just jump in for the cash. Of course, getting their paycheck cannot be accompanied by a lot of work either. Do us all a favor, just stay in the UFC. Take responsibility for your actions, instead of ruining wrestling for us.
After my harsh words, what is your opinion on this rumor? Could you stand another part-time with a big paycheck? Let us know your unsalted opinions in the comment section below. I look forward to reading them!