Dominick Reyes Opens Up On Potential Tips To Beating Jon Jones: “You Need To Adapt, He Is Just A Man, Don’t Be Scared Of Him”
Jon Jones returned to Octagon after a 15-month suspension and reclaimed UFC Light Heavyweight title. He defeated Alexander Gustafsson via TKO (ground and pound strikes) at the main event of UFC 232, on December 29, 2018.
Jon Jones is set to defend UFC Light Heavyweight belt at UFC 235 versus Anthony “Lionheart” Smith, in Las Vegas, Nevada. But the two will face only if NSAC grants Jones’ fighting license first.
Yet, there are many contenders who’d like to get a title shot against “Bones”, including superb undefeated striker Dominick Reyes. “The Devastator” claims he’d love to end Jones’ domination. (h/t MMAMania.com)
“I would love to be the guy to dethrone Jones,” Reyes told MMAjunkie Radio. “It matters. That’s been the plan all along. I’ve kind of always wanted to fight Jones. I started fighting in 2012 and look at that – Jones was the guy then. So I’ve kind of been training for him the entire time.”
Dominick Reyes hopes Jon Jones will defeat Anthony Smith. But he is aware the fight could end up differently too.
“I want Jones to win, but I think Smith can catch him,” Reyes said. “Smith is a tough competitor. He throws those hands. If he goes out there and throws caution to wind, he might get him.”
Dominick Reyes offers keys to beating Jon Jones!
“When you fight Jones you’ve got to look at this: He’s got master strategists in his corner, he always follows the game plan. You need to understand, how will you beat yourself? Then you need to adapt, just like he adapts, mid-fight. You kind of have to go, ‘F the Jon Jones lore.’ You’ve got to forget that,” he added.
“He’s just a man. Fight him. Don’t be scared of him. Those things you need to beat Jones. I’m going to beat Jones if nobody else does.”
Dominick Reyes (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is known for notable wins over Ovince Saint-Preux and Jared Cannonier. He is set to meet Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night On ESPN+ 5 on March 16, 2019, in O2 Arena, London, England. If he defeats the dangerous Swiss, he’ll be one step closer to his dream match versus Jones.
Do you believe Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes might come to fruition in 2019? If it does, “Bones” should forget about reach advantage since “The Devastator” is also 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) tall!