Dominick Reyes may be one step away from competing for the UFC light heavyweight belt (up to 93kg.). After a public feud between the current champion of the division, Jon Jones, and the company’s board, ‘Bones’ threatened to abandon the title, which would open the possibility of the young athlete to act for the dreamed position. Reyes, however, regretted the former rival’s decision on his Twitter account.
“Disappointed if this is true and he (Jones) is serious. But the show has to go on,” wrote Dominick.
Disappointing if it is true and he is serious, but the show must go on. https://t.co/HhmbR2VMZR
— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) May 31, 2020
Reyes and Jon headed up UFC 247, held in February this year. At the time, the young and undefeated athlete had the strict role of dethroning, who is considered by many to be the best athlete in MMA history. For five rounds, the light heavyweights fought a real battle and, in the end, ‘Bones’ was declared the winner in a highly contested decision by a portion of fans and the specialized press.
Since then, Ultimate has been studying what would be the best challenge for Jon’s new engagement. While the UFC president spoke publicly that the champion should give Dominick an immediate rematch or even face the next in line, Jan Blachowicz, the number one proposed an unusual challenge to the heavyweight giant (up to 120.2kg.), Francis Ngannou.
The problems started when the company’s board dismissed the super fight and affirmed that the values requested by ‘Bones’ were unrealistic. White himself gave the information.
Upon hearing of the ‘big boss’ statement, Jones got angry and, from there, started a ‘war of truths’ between the president and the light heavyweight champion.