What is up with Jon Jones these days? Is he heading to heavyweight or is a light-weight heavyweight return in the cards?
That was the query reporters had for UFC president Dana White following UFC 253, which observed Jan Blachowicz declare the vacant 205 pound title with a strong second spherical knockout acquire over Dominick Reyes (enjoy the highlights listed here).
“You fellas know as a lot as I know about Jon Jones,” White claimed at the article-event press convention.
Whether or not it’s real that White hasn’t bothered to actually check out in with the major GOAT contender or this is additional ‘lies’ as Conor McGregor places them is unclear. Perhaps Jon Jones does not even know at this place, due to the fact he’s absolutely implied each lately.
Next Blachowicz’s get in excess of Reyes, Jones congratulated the new Polish winner ahead of suggesting he just might go back for his belt.
Would you fellas be aggravated if I went back again and grabbed my belt actual speedy?
— BONY (@JonnyBones) September 27, 2020
Blachowicz didn’t sound especially amazed with Jones’ commentary on Twitter, firing off this reaction:
And even though White wasn’t willing to idea his hand on what was going on at the rear of the scenes with the frequently troubled superstar “Bones,” he did give Jan props for calling out Jones following his get and recommend he’d give the previous prolonged time light-weight heavyweight champ a shot at his old title need to that be what he genuinely desired.
“I like that he needs to combat Jon,” White explained. “You know he could have named out whoever the following contender is and the actuality that these fellas regard Jones plenty of and and the simple fact that they want to be the person who beats the guy, I adore it.”
“Obviously if Jon Jones required that combat, we would not deny Jon Jones the the opportunity.”
If it’s not Jones upcoming, then White confirmed Blachowicz would finish up experiencing the winner of the forthcoming Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira battle that has just been rebooked (for a third time) on November 7th. The previous two makes an attempt to have that fight come alongside one another have been nixed by positive COVID-19 checks, initial for Glover and then for Thiago.
Antibodies allowing, that looks like the most possible circumstance as whatever money dispute that has stopped Jon Jones from returning as a result much does not appear to be to have been resolved a short while ago.