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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was cageside as Jan Blachowicz earned a devastating KO win over Corey Anderson, and then watched Blachowicz call him out from inside the Octagon.
In post-fight interviews, Jones said he is game, but also is open to a rematch with Dominick Reyes.
“It’s something that I definitely consider, but in order for a Dominick Reyes rematch to happen it just needs to take a few meetings with the UFC to make that happen,” said Jones as transcribed by Danny Segura and Matt Erickson for MMA Junkie. “But if we don’t rematch, I’m fine with that, too. I think I won the fight, definitely won Rounds 3, 4, 5. And you know, a lot of you are giving [judge Joe Soliz] a lot of slack saying I won 2, 3, 4, 5. I can see how he can give me 2, 3, 4, 5, but 3, 4, 5 I stand by.”
“Jan has been looking great. The way he knocked out Luke Rockhold, Corey Anderson – I mean, both of those guys are known to not be able to take a punch, but he’s pulling the trigger, and he’s landing those big shots. So I think he’s very deserving.
“It was an awesome fight. I thought Jan Blachowicz did an awesome job, his boxing looked great. Corey seemed slow tonight. It seemed like something wasn’t clicking there. He seemed slower and more hesitant on his takedowns. Honestly, I think he was more worried about fighting me than Jan Blachowicz, and he learned a valuable lesson on what happens when you look past opponents.”
“I could totally see the UFC matching [Blachowicz and I] up with each other. What better way to make a claim for the title than to get a knockout like that. I got a feeling the UFC’s gonna be giving me a call real soon.”
Reyes was not impressed.
Duck Duck Goose ?? @ufc— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) February 16, 2020