Dominick Reyes Ready For Title Shot After UFC Boston Win
Dominick Reyes cemented his status in the upper echelon of the UFC’s Light Heavyweight division with his quick win over Chris Weidman. After the win, Reyes was quick to call out longtime UFC champion Jon Jones. Fighting Jones is a bucket list fight for virtually all middleweights and light heavyweights. So, Reyes believes his win gets him a shot closer to Jones. And, when the pair finally square off, Reyes wants an even playing field.
After Reyes made quick work of Weidman at UFC Boston, he took to the mic to express wanting his title shot. Jones has been very dismissive of Reyes and his title fight demands. Partly because Jon believes that Dominick hasn’t done enough to qualify for title contention. However, Reyes spoke on the Helwani MMA Show making his title fight desires very distinct.
Calling Out Jon Jones
During the interview, Reyes stated that he believes he has done everything necessary to deserve a title shot. Although he’s only been in the promotion for 2 years, Reyes thinks he’s ready to compete for the light heavyweight title.
“I’m just a fast riser man,” said Reyes. “I’m a quick learner and I’m a dangerous guy that’s getting better every day.”
As the conversation progressed, Helwani asked Reyes to clear up a statement he made beforehand. Previously, Reyes stated that he doesn’t want any “party favors” from Jones.
“Jon has a bad habit of letting his habits get the best of him,” said Reyes. “I don’t want any part of that, I just want the belt. Let’s party, do it in the Octagon. Just bring the belt, don’t bring anything else. Don’t bring any of your special sauce, as they would say. Just bring your belt man, that’s all I want,” finished Dom.
Jones Looking For a Challenge
Jon has made it pretty clear on social media that he doesn’t believe Reyes is a suitable contender in the division. In fact, Jon believes that none of the light heavyweights on the roster have currently done anything to earn a shot at the title. Jones has even considered making the move to heavyweight in order to challenge himself.
I should just wait for the winner of DC and Stipe? Let these light heavies figure out who’s going to present the best challenge https://t.co/PfTK5LxrJN
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) October 19, 2019
Hopefully, for Reyes, his verbal approach to the media will be enough to earn him a title shot against Jones. If not, he’ll have to rack up a few more wins as Jon as recommended.