The contender for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship belt, Dominick Reyes, addressed Jon Jones, thanking the former division champion for the fight that took place between them, and also apologizing for the harsh words spoken to him.
“Hey Jon Jones, thanks for the experience, man, good luck on your journey,” Reyes tweeted. “I know some crazy things were said on my part, but I just wanted the greatest light heavyweight in history to push me beyond my limits again. God bless you – I hope one day he will give us the opportunity to have another dance».
Earlier, Reyes said that Jon Jones left the UFC light heavyweight title vacant, afraid to give him a rematch. According to the fighter, in fact, he does not feel any feelings towards Jones, except gratitude.
“I let people talk too often about how I should feel angry, when I actually feel grateful,” the light heavyweight added.
Recall that on September 26 at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi, Dominic Reyes will try to win the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship belt, and Polish fighter Jan Blachowicz will face the American.
Aljamain sterling mocked T. J. Dillashaw’s statement
The second number of the lightest weight of UFC, Aljamain sterling, reacted to the statement of the former champion of the division, T. J. Dillashaw, who reported that soon plans to return to the octagon and regain the title.
“These old man tricks are outdated, man,” sterling tweeted, commenting on Dillashaw’s words. “The neighborhood is full of new guys, and I’m not just talking about myself. Win a fight or two, and maybe you’ll be able to claim my throne»
At the moment, 34-year-old TJ Dillashaw is serving a two-year suspension for doping, which expires in January next year, and in a recent interview, the former champion said that the organization’s management promised him an immediate title chance.
As for Aljamain Sterling, he has until the end of the year to challenge the current UFC lightweight title holder, Peter Yan.