Dominick Reyes has been pushing for another shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. According to him, the UFC was already in the process of booking the rematch, right before the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandmeic.
“Bones,” however, isn’t too keen on a part two. On late Friday night, he dropped a hint on his next prospect challenger after arguing against any claims about him avoiding another “dog fight” with Reyes.
Now suddenly I’m afraid of a good dogfight? Pretty sure I walked him down for 25 minutes straight when we fought. One thing about being the champion of the world, you got to search for fresh meat on every soil. I’m feeling like popping some in Poland, haven’t had that yet. pic.twitter.com/frnLyFUkN1— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 18, 2020
Not too long after, Reyes issued a response.
Jones is likely referencing a fight against Polish fighter Jan Blachowichz, who issued a challenge right after knocking out Corey Anderson in mid-February.
“You promised me that in the show, when I met you,” he told Jones during his Octagon interview. “Let’s do this. Tell me when, give me the place and time.”
The 37-year-old Blachowicz is on a three-fight win streak, two of which he received Performance of the Night bonuses for.