By: Mike Bohn |
October 19, 2019 3: 38 pm
After Weidman (14-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) suffered a first-spherical TKO loss to Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) within the sunshine heavyweight predominant occasion at TD Garden in Boston, “Bones” made up our minds to have interaction a shot at the old UFC middleweight champ for his unsuccessful 205-pound debut.
Such as what came about to Luke Rockhold earlier this twelve months, a jump up in weight class came with catastrophic results for a old middleweight champion. Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) made sure to point that out (by Instagram):
Earlier than you guys almost about my weight class and originate talking shit, guarantee you can salvage past a couple of of my contenders first 🤙🏾 #welcome
The downside of the likes of Weidman and Rockhold transferring as a lot as mild heavyweight with downhearted results is that it takes valuable fights off the desk for Jones. Now the likes of Reyes and Jan Blachowicz are positioned as legitimate capacity challenger to his belt, and it’s inarguable these names fault to line his pockets the the same intention.
The champion, on the assorted hand, doesn’t seem to mind too powerful.