Jon Jones BLASTS Dominick Reyes for strange comment: “Dumbest thing I’ve heard…”
UFC 247 takes place this weekend, a huge event with two titles on the line. The main event sees light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in a title defence against undefeated talent Dominick Reyes. While there hasn’t been much trash talk between the two, this week kicked off with UFC 247 countdown, which featured some comments from Reyes that Jones was quick to pick up on.
In the episode, Reyes said about Jones: “He’s fought wrestlers, he’s fought strikers but never athletes,” comments the champ was quick to pick apart. “Probably the dumbest thing I’ve heard in a while,” Jones responded on Twitter.
“He’s fought wrestlers he’s fought strikers but never athletes“ -DR
probably the dumbest thing I’ve heard in a while
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) February 3, 2020
It didn’t stop there, however, as Jones continued to berate Reyes on social media.
“Dominick Reyes, one of the greatest athletes in Apple Valley history,” Jones wrote. “Being a big fish in a small pond for so long has really gone to his head.”
“Beating up on cans has got him convinced he’s a better athlete than most of the world. If he was so badass he would’ve won the California state wrestling championships, he would’ve went division one, He would have at least made a practice squad for the NFL. This man is delusional.”
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While this response from Jones was relatively mild in comparison to much trash talk, it still adds heat to the already interesting bout. Jones still reigns supreme as champion and has come close to cleaning out the light heavyweight division. He returned to the division in late 2018, defeating rival Alexander Gustafsson via TKO. He then beat both Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos via decision. Reyes is one of the hottest prospects in the light heavyweight division. He currently sits on a six fight win streak with four finishes. In his last outing he knocked out former middleweight champ Chris Weidman in the very first round.