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Jones ‘escaped to heavyweight’ once I was in my prime

Jon Jones is the battle that acquired away for Jan Blachowicz, however he hasn’t completely misplaced hope.

One week after Jones retained his gentle heavyweight title towards Dominick Reyes at UFC 247, he was in attendance to look at Blachowicz emerge as No. 1 contender by knocking out Corey Anderson. Nevertheless, Jones would go on to relinquish his belt, resulting in a vacant title battle between Blachowicz and Reyes at UFC 253. Blachowicz gained, defended it towards Israel Adesanya, however then misplaced it to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267.

Jones (27-1 MMA, 21-1 UFC) by no means returned to 205 kilos and it took him three years to return at heavyweight, the place he shortly submitted Ciryl Gane to say the vacant title at UFC 285. Blachowicz (29-10-1 MMA, 12-7-1 UFC) is at the moment recovering from double shoulder surgical procedure, and sees a world the place he can lastly get his arms on Jones.

“Proper now, I’m heavyweight, so it’s simple to go to heavyweight,” Blachowicz stated an interview with Fanatics View. “I wish to see him battle towards (Tom) Aspinall and (Alex) Pereira and me. He escaped to heavyweight as a result of I used to be in my prime when he left.

“He knew that if he meet me, he’s going to lose. That was his finest choice, to go to heavyweight. He promised me this battle, so I hope so – some day, possibly. Perhaps not within the fitness center – someplace, within the yard.”

Jones’ first order of enterprise is rebooking his beforehand scrapped bout with Stipe Miocic. Interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall awaits, and Jones additionally expressed curiosity in gentle heavyweight champion Alex Pereira.

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