Dominick Reyes and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones an extraordinary title bout at UFC 247 in February 2020.
Ultimately it was “Bones” Jones who walked away with a unanimous decision and the title in hand. Many thought that Reyes had done enough to pick up the victory, but the judges saw otherwise.
Jones would later go on to vacate the championship and go on a campaign to move up to heavyweight. While he has yet to make that first fight up against the big boys, the former 205-pound kingpin could easily move into a title shot opportunity against current champ Francis Ngannou but things just haven’t worked themselves out yet.
Reyes would lose his next two bouts following the loss to Jones, finishes by both Jan Błachowicz and Jiří Procházka.
While Reyes is a losing streak, he still believes that he could beat Jones and is working to position himself in a rematch.
“Plot twist, I’m coming for him,” Reyes told MMA reporter ‘The Schmo‘. “I might have to [go up to Heavyweight] one day. I mean, he’s been running for what? Two years now from me? It’s been a minute.
“But you know Jon, he’s Jon,” he concluded. “We’ll see what happens. I have no idea. I don’t even know if he’s training. I guess [he’s bulking up], yeah.”
While Jones is looking to be booked for UFC 282 against either Ngannou or former champion Stipe Miocic, Reyes has a fight of his own booked. The former title challenger will meet Ryan Spann at UFC 281 on November 12.
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