Dominick Reyes thinks it’s noticeable that it is “obvious” that UFC light-weight heavyweight champion Jon Jones is avoiding him.
Reyes challenged Jones for the UFC gentle heavyweight title again in February. Regardless of Jones’ reputation as a single of the biggest fighters of all instances, Reyes pushed him to the brink of defeat.
In the conclusion, the judges’ awarded the decision—and the light-weight heavyweight title—to Jones. But lots of viewers, including UFC President Dana White, felt the verdict must have long gone the other way.
At any time considering that he came up shorter to Jones, Reyes has been chomping at the little bit for a rematch. Sad to say for him, Jones is now butting heads with the UFC about payment concerns, and has threatened to vacate the light-weight heavyweight title if his needs are not achieved.
In accordance to Reyes, even so, Jones is avoiding their rematch.
“It was noticeable male, that final battle was a pet struggle and I took it to him,” Reyes explained in an interview with Chael Sonnen. not too long ago (look at MMA News). “I pushed him to his limits. I pushed him someplace he’s by no means been. He’s in no way been out-struck, he’s hardly ever been hurt like that, he’s never ever experienced an opponent that wasn’t worried of him at all. … He’s not ready to get rid of his belt for a lot less than whatever million bucks. He is aware that belt is close to getting misplaced, so he’s accomplishing what ever he can to stay clear of fighting me once again.”
Even though Reyes is persuaded Jones is ducking him, Jones has claimed he’d be content to rematch his latest foe beneath the appropriate ailments.
“I’d really like to battle him once again,” Jones claimed on Twitter just lately. “I’m just waiting around for the UFC to make the reward worth the chance. Until the business deal with it like a super fight, I might as effectively stay on routine fighting the next male in line.”
Do you want to see Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes run it again?