“Jon Jones Promised This Fight”- Jan Blachowicz on Fighting Jon Jones

Published 03/19/2021, 1:42 AM EDT
RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO – FEBRUARY 15: Jan Blachowicz of Poland walks to the Octagon prior to his light heavyweight bout against Corey Anderson during the UFC Fight Night event at Santa Ana Star Center on February 15, 2020 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The new Polish sensation, Jan Blachowicz, is the current UFC light heavyweight champion. He became the second Polish fighter to win the gold in the UFC. Blachowicz defeated Dominick Reyes by a knockout in round 2 at UFC 253 and captured the vacant title. Jon Jones was the guy responsible for vacating the title as he wanted to move up a weight class.

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Now, ‘Bones’ is setting his goals to become the heavyweight champion for the first time in his life, and the questions of seeing the two dominant fighters of two of the heaviest UFC divisions are emerging.

In an interview with Just Scrap Radio, Jan Blachowicz was asked about a potential fight against Jon Jones.

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He replied, “I don’t want to talk about Jon Jones because it’s boring for me right now, but anyway he promised me this fight after when I knocked out Corey Anderson so I will just wait for him. So you know and I believe in future somewhere somehow we gonna make this fight.”

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)

It’s clear that Blachowicz thinks Jones owes him a fight. ‘Bones’ showed his interest when ‘The Polish Power’ defeated Corey Anderson by a vicious Knockout in round 2. This happened right after the Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes fight. Subsequently, ‘Bones’ changed his mind and wanted a move to heavyweight as he claimed that he needed fresh challenges.

Jan Blachowicz thinks fighting Jon Jones is similar to fighting Israel Adesanya

Jan Blachowicz claimed his fight against Jon ‘Bones’ Jones would be somewhat similar to the Adesanya fight. “If UFC send me contract and I will fight against ‘Bones’ then we find the way with my coaches and my team how to beat him. You know for sure I will try to knock him out because I like fighting stand up but anyway I think that will be a little bit similar fight like with Israel,” Blachowicz said.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jon Jones of the United States looks on after his after their UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout with Thiago Santos of Brazil at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones defeated Santos by decision. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Both Israel Adesanya and Jones are among the best UFC has ever seen. It is a fact that the current light heavyweight king has defeated one of them, and he would love to get his hands on Jones.

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Beating Jon Jones is the biggest possible thing a light heavyweight could ever do, as no one has been able to pull this off in a clean fight (Jones’ only official defeat came via disqualification). Will Blachowicz defeat Jon Jones if they ever meet? Or will it just be another night in the office for Jones?

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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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