Jon Jones calls for a superfight with Brock Lesnar, but Dana White insists Cormier will face the WWE star

BROCK LESNAR is in line to face Daniel Cormier next, despite being called out by Jon Jones, confirms Dana White.

After Jones dominated Anthony Smith along the way to a points win at UFC 235, the light-heavyweight champion revealed he is open to moving up to heavyweight to fight Lesnar.

 UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is in line to fight WWE star Brock Lesnar, according to UFC president Dana White

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UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is in line to fight WWE star Brock Lesnar, according to UFC president Dana White
 Light-heavyweight champion Jones looks set to miss out on the mega fight with ex-UFC champ Lesnar

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Light-heavyweight champion Jones looks set to miss out on the mega fight with ex-UFC champ Lesnar

The light-heavyweight champion previously insisted he had no interest in facing old foe and heavyweight king Cormier in the division above – but he would “gamble” against Lesnar.

Jones said: “I figure if I’m going to make the gamble, you might as well go extremely big – go big or go home.

“A Brock Lesnar fight, extremely high risk and extremely high reward. I don’t really see me versus anyone that could bring in the numbers that me and Brock could bring in.”

However, UFC president Dana White revealed Cormier, who previously called out WWE star and ex-UFC champ Lesnar, is next in line to fight “The Beast”.

White said: "I think Brock and Cormier want that fight, I owe Cormier a lot. Cormier wants that fight, so Cormier's going to get it."

 Jones and Cormier have a heated rivalry with the pair fighting twice, both contested at light-heavyweight

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Jones and Cormier have a heated rivalry with the pair fighting twice, both contested at light-heavyweight

“When Cormier’s healthy, that’s his fight. Plus Brock has WWE obligations right now or believe me he’d be calling me.”

Jones’ trainer Mike Winkeljohn told SunSport before UFC 235 that his man could move up to heavyweight and become a two-weight champion – actively defending both belts.

Winkeljohn said: “I believe going up and down is a possibility – but we’ll have to see what happens.

“I believe Jon could be the first guy to do it – because of his weight, he would never put on a lot because it would change his style of fighting, he’s a lean finesse kind of fighter.

“There’s always a possibility of a super-fight at heavyweight, and that’s something that might happen.

“It’s all about making it right for your body, he wouldn’t want to be gaining too much weight and get back down to light-heavyweight.”

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BROCK LESNAR is in line to face Daniel Cormier next, despite being called out by Jon Jones, confirms Dana White.