Curtis Blaydes Wants To ‘Break’ GSP’s Takedown Record, Explains How He’d Outwrestle Jon Jones

Blaydes plans on surpassing GSP in takedowns and also fighting Jones.

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Curtis Blaydes wants to etch his name in the history books.

‘I Want To Break The Record’

The #4 UFC Heavyweight contender doesn’t just want to do that by becoming UFC Champion, no, he has some other goals in mind. One of those goals is to surpass Georges St-Pierre in most takedowns in promotional history.

The former two-division champ landed 90 takedowns in his heyday. At heavyweight, Blaydes says he’s at 63 takedowns currently, 28 short of GSP’s insane milestone. However, Blaydes believes he’ll break the record in due time. 

“I’m the only one who does [wrestling] apparently in this division besides Aspinall, because he’s injured,” Blaydes said on ‘Food Truck Diaries’. “I’m the only one that knows how and I’m gonna use it. People get angry at me for using my wrestling… hilarious.  I don’t [listen to them].

“I want to break the record,” Blaydes added. “I want to break GSP’s [record], I think he’s got 90. I was to break his record. I’m at 63.”

Outwrestling Jon Jones

Blaydes pointed out the lack of wrestlers in the heavyweight division, however the debuting Jon Jones doesn’t lack in that department as he has shown time and time again, taking down highly-touted wrestlers like Daniel Cormier in the past.

Despite that, Blaydes doesn’t see ‘Bones’ posing that much of a problem on the mat.

“We would see,” Blaydes said of wrestling Jones. “I think the weight when you wrestle at just the difference between 215 or 197 compared to heavyweight. When you’re on the bottom when he’s underneath me, which I do plan on him being underneath me. He’s going to use a lot more energy than what he’s used to using. I think that’ll be the biggest factor.”

For Legacy

If ‘Razor’ had to pick his next opponent, it’d be no other than Jon Jones.

“Jones,” Blaydes said, when asked if he could fight anybody next. “That’s the name, that’s the one you build your legacy off of. I beat him, all the doors will open. I get all the sponsorships, all that stuff. That’s the name.”

Curtis Blaydes will have to wait a bit before fighting Jon Jones, as ‘Bones’ is fighting Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 in March.

Published on February 1, 2023 at 2:06 pm
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