‘He Promised Me This Fight’- Jan Blachowicz Says Jon Jones Is Running Away From Him

Published 04/02/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: Jan Blachowicz of Poland celebrates after defeating Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)


The UFC’s first Polish male champion, Jan Blachowicz, beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 to capture the belt. This match was scheduled as Jon Jones, who had been part of innumerable title fights, moved up a division, as he had proven himself at 205 for over a decade.

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Jan Blachowicz had always shown his interest in facing Jones inside the Octagon. In an interview with RT Sport MMA, ‘The Polish Power’ was asked to comment on ‘Bones’ situation as Dana White said he should move to 185.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER. 27: Jan Blachowicz of Poland celebrates after defeating Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

‘The Polish Power’ replied, “You know now, I’m the King of 205, you know so, but he can come back to 205. I will I can meet him in 205 or heavyweight, I don’t care. So I’m just waiting, you know, for the next fight for the next decision. If UFC give me, you know Jon Jones, I will be happy. If not, I’ll be happy about my next opponent.”

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Jan Blachowicz thinks Jon Jones will have an excuse after losing at heavyweight

Jones’ performances in his last two fights have been underwhelming. The Thiago Santos fight was very competitive, whereas the Dominick Reyes fight was very controversial, as many people thought Jones lost that fight. Therefore, Jan Blachowicz is very confident about defeating Jones.

He thinks Jones is running to Heavyweight because if he losses there he has a good backup plan of dropping back down. Blachowicz said, “I understand his decision because I think he knew that once he gonna fight against me, he gonna lose this fight. So he did this decision. Okay, now I go to Heavyweight. If I go to heavyweight, if I lose in heavyweight, you know no problem. Because you know I will you know start talking okay, that was not my way.

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That was just you know something like this and then come back to maybe he will come back to 205. We’ll see, but then he’s gonna meet me so we’ll see. I am waiting for him he promised me this fight after when I knockout out Corey Anderson.”

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – April 2: UFC lightweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones interacts with media during an open training session for fans and media at the Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness on April 2, 2014, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)

Blachowicz has called out Jon Jones a few times now, and he believes Jones also promised him a fight. If ‘Bones’ comes back to 205, ‘The Polish Power’ is all set for a showdown.

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At present, though, Jones is seemingly in the middle of a pay dispute with the UFC, and there is no clarity on whether he will fight at all. Do you see Jones and Blachowicz fighting at 205? Or will the latter move up to heavyweight to secure the lucrative Jon Jones fight?

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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