- Jan Blachowicz believes Jon Jones is done with professional mixed martial arts competition
- He shared his reaction to Jiri Prochazka getting drug tested a whopping 51 times by USADA
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is scheduled to face top-ranked contender Magomed Ankalaev in the co-main event of UFC 282 on Dec. 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He goes into the bout looking to get back on the winning column and cement his status as the top contender after dropping his title to Glover Teixeira in his latest outing in Oct. 2021 at UFC 267.
Jan Blachowicz says Jon Jones will never return to fighting
“I don’t believe that Jon Jones will come back to fighting anymore. I think that he’s so afraid to lose that he will do everything to not come back. Because everybody saw the time when he dominated our division completely. After a couple of years, everybody started catching up to his level. It was very hard for him to dominate in fights, like with Dominick Reyes, it was a very close fight.
“Everybody who fought against him, it got closer and closer in each fight. I think he started to feel he is not that good anymore, that we started to grow and catch up to his level and finally someone could stop him. I think the reason why he don’t want to fight is that he’s afraid to lose.”
Blachowicz reacts to Jiri Prochazka getting drug tested a whopping 51 times by USADA
Aaron Bronsteter of TSN Sports reported that reigning 205-pound king Jiri Prochazka got drug testing an insane 24 times by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) in a single month and 51 times throughout the year. Blachowicz gave his take on what could have caused the unusually high number of tests.
“Yeah, crazy stuff but you know he came to UFC and beat three of the best fighters in the UFC. He took the belt so maybe this is the reason why. It’s crazy and I’m sure annoying for him very much when they are there almost everyday. 51 times is too much.”
Jan Blachowicz was expecting to challenge Prochazka for the title but will need to get past Ankalaev first. If he beats Ankalaev, he will likely face the winner of Prochazka vs. Teixeira 2, the headlining fight on the same card.