In February, UFC light heavyweight winner Jones edged out Reyes to retain his title in a back-and-forth fight that several scored in favor of Reyes.
Due to the fact then, Reyes has been chomping at the bit to get one more crack at Jones, but Jones at present is in a dispute with the UFC around deal negotiations.
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) is broadly regarded as one particular of the greatest fighters of all time. He has wished to try out his hand at a move up to heavyweight to acquire on devastating knockout artist Francis Ngannou.
But Jones ended up in a rift with the UFC in excess of his reported deal needs for a potential superfight with Ngannou. Jones expressed his discontent with his overall occupation earnings and said he’s eager to hold out right until he receives compensated his worthy of.
In a recent interview with “The Schmo,” White sounded hopeful the light-weight heavyweight winner will inevitably return to action.
With heavyweight however an alternative for him, the UFC president suggests there are a lot of opponents for him to confront, but if he stays at 205 lbs, White claims the rematch with Reyes (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) is what will be next for him.
“It relies upon on what he does,” White stated. “Does he transfer up to heavyweight? If he stays at light-weight heavyweight, he’s received to struggle Reyes yet again. You have to see the Reyes fight again. And if he moves up to heavyweight, there’s a large amount of interesting (matchups). He could battle (Daniel) Cormier, he could fight Stipe (Miocic) relying on who wins on Saturday (at UFC 252). He could struggle Francis Ngannou. There are a large amount of enjoyable fights for him at heavyweight.”