Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, reacted to the statement of Jan Blachowicz, who challenged him after knocking out Dominic Reyes and winning the vacant championship belt.
“You guys won’t be too mad if I come back and get my belt in a hurry?,” Jones tweeted.
Last month, 33-year-old Jon Jones officially vacated the UFC light heavyweight title, announcing his move to the heavyweight division.
Recall that the title fight between Dominic Reyes and Jan Blachowicz, which became the second most important event of the UFC 253 tournament in Abu Dhabi, ended with a convincing victory for the Polish light heavyweight by technical knockout in the second round.
Yisrael Adesanya: “Cannonier will beat Whittaker to dust, I’m waiting for a fight with him».
The current UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, who successfully defended the title against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi, summed up the results of the match, and also shared his future plans.
“I told you guys that I’m 10 steps ahead,” Adesanya said at a post – tournament press conference. “You thought it was just words, but I’m really 10 steps ahead. I told you in the pre-match interview that I am not a walking bag. He only fought with walking bags that were in front of him and overlapped. They thought I would stand up and take the punches, but I’m not stupid. I told you he was stupid and I was smart. This is my hundredth victory in all types of martial arts. I’m not a child in this game. I’ve been in it for a hell of a long time, and I still feel fresh»
According to the champion, he plans to hold the next title defense against the winner of a potential Challenger bout between Jared Cannonier and Robert Whittaker, who will meet on October 24 at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
“I think Jared Cannonier will beat Robert Whittaker to the dust, and I’m looking forward to the fight with him. I think he will do his job and I will be rooting for him. But if Whittaker wins and wants to be knocked out a third time, I can do it»
Recall that the Middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, who led the number show, ended at 3:59 of the second round with the victory of the reigning champion by technical knockout.