But Wednesday's press conference was pretty entertaining.
At the very least, the two had a tame yet tense faceoff at the end of the event. A series of run-ins with the law in New Mexico led to the UFC suspending Jones and stripping him of the title in April 2015. "Anytime, anywhere", Lesnar told the AP when asked about Jones' comments.
For so long, the former UFC light heavyweight champion put forward a nice guy image but, following a series of indiscretions outside of the Octagon, that didn't really ring true.
Now 30 months removed from his last title defense against Cormier, Jones insists that his troubles are behind him. I would cry. I would try to rationalize it.
But Evinger said: 'Obviously we're both champions, but I feel like I'm the best in my weight class. Should he defeat Cormier as soundly as he did the first time around, the whispers surrounding Jones' credibility may quiet even further. Cormier accused Jones of being on steroids for most of his UFC career. Those three fights you didn't do steroids, but everything else in the middle is eliminated'. Besides the contractual restrictions, Lesnar also has to serve the remainder of his one-year ban, which froze when he retired and took himself out of USADA's drug testing pool. That's why you look like you look.
"Who looks like a junkie today?" Jones was ultimately suspended for a year, and wasn't eligible to fight until earlier this month. Alive. Whether you like me or hate me.
To his credit, Jones smirked and gave it a rimshot.
Seven years after that, Cormier was left emotionally crippled by the loss to Jones.
Then at the last minute of the weigh-in, opponent Johnson stormed in the room and stepped on the scale at 203.8 pounds. It's a chance for redemption for Jones, who was stripped of his title later that year for a series of personal issues and validation for Cormier, who has been the champion since. Yet, the UFC and the media have continued to sell this as a "redemption" story for Jon Jones as he attempts to move past the many incidents that he has now been involved in. I was winning fights while partying, right?
He added: 'I do associate my life with being a world champion. "He knew it was time to get back to work", Sanchez said. "I think it changed my mood", she said. I was not happy. "So I'm not going to answer your question", Jones responded.
Jones has said that he would love to take on Lesnar, who is back in the WWE after a short comeback stint in the UFC.
'I didn't do right by it. And I think I'm definitely willing to do that.