Jan Blachowicz fires shots at Jon Jones: “First you try to hide in jail…”
Not content with his potential title shot falling out, Polish star Jan Blachowicz continues to target light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
While still dominant, and doubtlessly one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, Jon Jones is seemingly more targeted than ever. His past three title defences haven’t been entirely convincing, and his two latest have been flat out disputed by many. This has led to discontent with latest title challenger Dominick Reyes, who pushed Jones for five rounds, and lost a close, controversial decision. Reyes has campaigned for a rematch, but lately Jones has been more interested in facing heavyweight Francis Ngannou.
This has now led to ire from Polish light heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz, who currently rides a three fight winning streak. Following his latest win, Blachowicz seemed to be next for Jones, but he recently took to social media to stay in the title discussion.
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First you try to hide in jail, then you want to change a weightclass.
You are really doing everything you can to avoid your destiny but there is no place to hide Jonny.
Here's Jan ?#LegendaryPolishPower pic.twitter.com/ey2UjYpJ3W
— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) May 22, 2020
“First you try to hide in jail, then you want to change a weight class,” Blachowicz wrote on Twitter. “You are really doing everything you can to avoid your destiny but there is no place to hide Jonny. Here’s Jan #LegendaryPolishPower”
Blachowicz began his win streak by brutally knocking out former middleweight champ Luke Rockhold in the second round. He then went on to defeat Brazilian grappling legend Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza via decision, and most recently KO’ing Corey Anderson at UFC Rio Rancho.
Aside from the disputed win over Reyes, Jones also went the distance with Brazilian KO artist Thiago Santos. Once again it was a close fight, with one judge even giving Santos the win. After a disagreement with the UFC over payment for a potential bout with Ngannou, Jones has refocused on the light heavyweight division, and Blachowicz wants to ensure his place the champions next challenger.