“This Conversation Is Over”- Jan Blachowicz Shuts Down Questions Around Jon Jones Fight

Published 09/11/2021, 8:26 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)


UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jan Blachowicz, recently sat down for an interview with MMAFighting. The name Jon Jones, who is considered the greatest fighter of the division, came up as the chat progressed. Since Blachowicz had become the champion at UFC 253, many have suggested that without a win over Jones, he can’t be considered the true champion.

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However, the Pole dismissed those claims as he suggested Jones has become irrelevant because of his recent inactivity. And despite wanting to fight ‘Bones’ before, Blachowicz is not concerned about it anymore as he is concentrated on building his own legacy in a stacked 205 lbs division.

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I think Jon Jones, this conversation is over, you know. It’s not making sense talking about him anymore. I don’t know, maybe he don’t fight anymore anywhere, heavyweight or light-heavyweight, I don’t think so. I don’t know what he do, I forget about him you know. You remind me about Jon Jones right now,” said Blachowicz.

Half year ago I was answering different way. I’ll fight him somewhere and beat him before I said. But right now, I don’t care about him. If he come back, okay. If not, who cares? Me not,” he added further.

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Jan Blachowicz will return at UFC 267 against Glover Teixeira

Blachowicz will take on the 41-year-old Teixeira at UFC 267. The Brazilian has been on a tear lately, having put together a 5-fight winning streak in the light-heavyweight division. He has earned 4 finishes in the meantime. His most recent wins have come against recent title contenders like Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 07: (R-L) Glover Teixeira of Brazil takes down Thiago Santos of Brazil in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Whether the veteran can defeat Blachowicz remains to be seen. The Polish fighter boasts a 5-fight winning streak himself. Since capturing his belt against Dominick Reyes, he has already defended it once against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. It was a brilliant performance by Blachowicz as he stood toe-to-toe in the stand-up and was far superior when the fight hit the mat.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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