Jon Jones Fires Back At Curtis Blaydes Over KO Power Comments: ‘Less Hate, More Work’

Blaydes recently expressed his belief that the lack of power for Jones could hinder him in a potential fight with Stipe Miocic.

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Jon Jones clapped back at Curtis Blaydes over his recent comments.

Blaydes takes on Tom Aspinall in a heavyweight bout in the UFC London headliner this weekend.

Keeping tabs on his division, Blaydes also commented on the potential Stipe Miocic vs. Jon Jones fight which could transpire in the coming months.

And as far as Blaydes is concerned, Jones lacks the equalizer many heavyweights have — knockout power.

That, along with Jones’ lack of championship experience at heavyweight, is why he is picking Miocic to come out on top.

“Jon, he hasn’t shown that one-punch knockout power,” Blaydes told MMA Fighting. “What he has shown, he is extremely creative. He’ll hit you with elbows, knees, teeps, all types of different stuff. Even on the ground, he’s aggressive. He’s looking for submissions. He’s looking to drop elbows. He brings a lot to the table, but the biggest thing he doesn’t have is the power. I think that’s always the equalizer.

“I would pick Stipe to win this. Just because he’s been in five-round heavyweight fights multiple times and he’s shown one-punch power when he knocked out Fabricio [Werdum], when he knocked out Alistair [Overeem].”

Jon Jones: You’ve Been Hating On Me For Years

Naturally, those comments reached the radar of Jones and he took to Twitter to respond.

First, he ridiculed Blaydes’ comments.

“Jon doesn’t have one punch knockout power or five round championship experience, that’s why he’ll lose to Stipe,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “Bro you literally sound ridiculous.”

Jones continued later on, and it wouldn’t be a Jones rant without a deleted tweet.

“That’s real, dude talking about being in the top five since 2018 like that’s a good thing.

“Focus on your fight this weekend Tiny, you’ve been rooting against me for years now. I see you. Hating on me won’t propel you into being a champion. Less hate, more work.”

Jones hasn’t competed since a unanimous decision win over Dominick Reyes back in February 2020.

He is expected to make his long-awaited heavyweight debut before the end of the year with former champion Miocic highly likely to be his opponent.

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