Jan Blachowicz Says Jon Jones ‘Doesn’t Exist’ Anymore Ahead Of Dominick Reyes Fight

Published 09/16/2020, 10:01 AM EDT


Light heavyweight great Jon Jones has decided to enter the heavyweight roster and has vacated his former title. Now, Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes will battle for the light heavyweight belt at UFC 253 on September 27.

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However, Jon Jones’ inception into the heavyweight mix is still to be confirmed. So, where does that leave him at this point? Clearly not in the light heavyweight roster.

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That said, Blachowicz recently made an alarming statement, claiming that Jon ‘Bones’ Jones doesn’t exist for him at this point.

Now, a few months ago, it was rumored that Jones and Blachowicz would fight for the title. However, amid all the turmoil, Jones departed the division. Hence, he is no longer relevant for the upcoming title contenders.

Jan Blachowicz has something to say for Jon Jones

In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, the Polish fighter opened up on his title fight, shedding light on several aspects. Currently, he is solely focussed on Dominick Reyes and is confident about sporting the title.

While Jon Jones may have bid adieu to the division, light heavyweight fighters continue to talk about him. That is hardly surprising given the fact that ‘Bones’ has been the top-most elite of the roster for many years. No wonder Blachowicz also had something to offer.

“I don’t care about Jon Jones right now. He doesn’t exist for me anymore. Maybe I will catch him later. I don’t care. I think only about Dominick right now”.

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As per the Polish gladiator, the title is the most important thing for him and he is happy to be fighting for it at UFC 253. He further added, “I am happy because I have got the title shot. The title is the most important you know, the belt is the most important. Dominick Reyes is also a great opponent. He almost beat Jon Jones, was so close fight. I am happy that I am fighting against Dominick Reyes.”

UFC 253 will happen with two title fights on the line. In the co-main event, Blachowicz and Reyes will fight each other. Meanwhile, Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight belt against Paulo Costa in the main-evet.

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UFC 253 promises to be an exciting event for all MMA fans.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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