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Dominick Reyes Gave Up When Water Got Deep: Jon Jones

Dominick Reyes Gave Up When Water Got Deep: Jon Jones

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In one of the most controversial decisions in the UFC, Jon Jones (26-1-0, 1NC) defeated Dominick Reyes (12-1) in the main event of UFC 247. It was a back and forth battle with neither of the two willing to back down.

After failing to establish dominance in the early rounds, Jones probably had the toughest fight of his career against Dominick Reyes. However, he made a stellar comeback in the second half of the fight. At the end, Jones defeated Reyes by a unanimous decision to retain the light heavyweight strap.

The fight divided the MMA community into two. Some believe that Jones was outstruck by Reyes for three rounds straight and Reyes should be the new light heavyweight champion. Many fans refer to Reyes as the “People’s Champ.” The other half believes that Jones did enough to win the fight in the championship rounds.

Jon Jones fires back at the fans

Throughout his career, Jon Jones has appreciated his fan base. However, when some fans claimed that Jones did not win the fight against Reyes, he took some time out of his schedule to respond to the fans on Twitter. Jones defended his victory in a series of tweets.

When a asked Jones to set the record straight with Reyes in a rematch, Jones replied with the following tweet:

It seems like Jones is willing to grant Dominick Reyes a rematch for the light heavyweight championship. Whether that happens or not is up to the promoter and the matchmakers. If Jones Vs Reyes 2 does happen, it will be bigger than their first fight.

Jones will have to make the necessary improvements in his game to deal with Reyes effectively. However, It should not be a problem for Jones as he has 25 minutes of experience with Reyes and tends to perform better in a rematch.

Should Jones rematch Reyes? Or should he explore other options? Maybe a move to heavyweight to cement his legacy?

Read: Dominick Reyes Reveals What Jon Jones Said to Him After the Fight

 

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